sport news Are England being spied on again? Security staff remove onlooker in the bushes

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Are England being spied on again? Security staff remove onlooker in the bushes watching Lionesses prepare for USA semi-final just one day after hotel row at Women's World Cup There are fears that England were being spied on during training on Monday An individual was caught watching the session from the bushes above the pitch Security staff raced over to escort the person away from the practice ground It comes after two members of the US delegation scouted out England's hotel 

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 13:16 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 13:32 BST, 1 July 2019

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Security staff at England's training base in France had to remove one onlooker who appeared to be spying on their training session ahead of their Women's World Cup semi-final against the United States.

Phil Neville's squad were going through their training routine as normal on Monday morning when staff noticed something unusual in the hillside overlooking their practice pitches.

Security staff were instantly sent to see what was happening and they came across an individual watching the session at their Terrain d'Honneur Lyon base from the bushes.

Security staff at England's training base in France had to remove one onlooker on Monday

Security staff at England's training base in France had to remove one onlooker on Monday

An individual wearing a blue jacket and white trousers was captured on film in the bushes

An individual wearing a blue jacket and white trousers was captured on film in the bushes

There are fears the individual was watching them train before their World Cup semi-final

There are fears the individual was watching them train before their World Cup semi-final

Security staff raced over to the individual to see what the nature of their business was

Security staff raced over to the individual to see what the nature of their business was

They seemed to be unable to get to the intruder as a fence separated them from reaching him

They seemed to be unable to get to the intruder as a fence separated them from reaching him

In footage posted on Twitter by ITV's Steve Scott, two members of Neville's staff can be looking up at the hill.

It then cuts to an individual wearing white trousers and a blue coat stood among the greenery that overlooks the pitches. 

A security official rushes off towards the area the person is standing in but can't appear to reach them because of a fence.

It comes just a day after the US delegation sent two members of staff to scout the five-star Fourviere Hotel

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