Leicester City fans celebrate their title win
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The A&E department at Leicester Royal Infirmary has seen a 50% rise in people coming to the unit overnight, as Leicester City fans celebrated their team winning the Premiere League. The hospital has warned the public not to come to the emergency department unless it is an emergency.

A statement from the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Last night and this morning we have seen twice as many patients in our emergency department than we would normally on a Saturday night and Sunday morning. We expected it to be incredibly busy this weekend and have the necessary plans in place to safely treat our patients.

"A plea is for those who do not need to come into A&E to call NHS 111 for healthcare advice."

In a tweet posted on Sunday they said: "@Leic_Hospital is feeling the effect of the @LCFC game yesterday. If you don't need to come into A&E please don't."

A Leicester Hospital spokeswoman said by 9am on Sunday 8 May, casualty staff had treated more than 90 patients for alcohol-related injuries, according to a report in the Independent.

Leicester City fans have been celebrating winning the Premier League trophy, overcoming odds of 5,000/1 to win the title. Their chances of victory were so unlikely that in December of last year, Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said he would present the TV show in his underpants if his former team won the trophy.

Tens of thousands of football fans took to the streets celebrating their team's success. The carnival atmosphere started on Saturday night outside King Power stadium with the beating of drums and music from the De Montford gospel choir in the sultry heat. Fans carried on the singing in the city centre with cries of "We're All Going on European Tour" and "Are You Watching Tottenham?"

An open-top bus parade to celebrate Leicester City's victory will take place on Monday 16 May, ending up in Leicester's Victoria Park, according to BBC News.

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