FOOTBALL fans across Swindon are on a high after England’s crucial win to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Some of the celebrations spilled out from the pub to the street with fans unable to contain their jubilation at winning against Sweden resulting in traffic along Newport Street, Old Town, being held up.

Many of the spectators had been watching the game in The Steam Railway.

A group of around 100 ecstatic fans emerged in the middle of the road cheering and chanting football songs while motorists joined in, cheering and honking their horns as they drove past.

Police were called to the scene to ensure the safety of both fans and drivers.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We attended the scene, but the celebrations were all good natured.

“It is a very exciting time for the country, but with tensions running high, we would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone to act responsibly and be mindful of their behaviour.”

England’s next match, the semi final, is against Croatia tomorrow. Kick off is at 7pm and if the team wins they will be in the final on Sunday, to play either France or Belgium.