Police in the French city of Marseille fired water cannons and teargas at England fans ahead of the team's opening game of football's European championships. It is unclear what sparked the violence, but some 'fans' could be seen hurling bottles at officers.

Supporters have descended on the southern port city ahead of England's game against Russia at the Stade Velodrome on 11 June.

English, French and Russians were all involved in the violence, according to ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy. It follows two nights of trouble in the city. On 9 June, four French policemen were injured as they moved in on England fans, the France Bleu radio station reported. Many had been drunk, they said.

Hundreds of fans could be seen singing the national anthem - as well as songs about the IRA, German bombers being shot down and voting to leave the EU.

Their behaviour was criticised by Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham, who said they were "embarrassing" their country.

In a series of tweets, Burnham, the Greater Manchester mayoral candidate and staunch Everton supporter also mentioned the heightened threat of terror currently gripping France as it hosts the 2016 European football championships.

Three England fans and one French woman appeared in court on 11 June, charged with acts of violence, according to the state prosecutor's office. All four were held in custody after being arrested for throwing cans at police as trouble flared. One of the three English nationals picked up is a minor and will appear before a juvenile judge.

A Frenchman arrested for violence and theft with violence on Thursday also appeared before a judge. Police made a total of seven arrests on 10 June as scores of England and Russian fans clashed. Despite the trouble, no injuries were reported.