Three arrests after England World Cup win but no major incidents
PUBLISHED: 06:33 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 04 July 2018
Three arrests were made by Suffolk police following last night’s England World Cup match against Colombia.
A spokesman for the force said the arrests were for public order offences after the Three Lions won a World Cup penalty shoot-out for the first time.
The spokesman said: “We had a bit of a peak after the game finished, mainly with large groups dispersing and moving out of the pubs.
“Three arrests were made but there were no major incidents at all and generally people were well behaved.”
A spokesman for Essex Police said the majority of people were supportive and co-operative.
He said: “We closed Head Street, Colchester, and High Street, Brentwood, again to ensure public safety with a large numbers of people leaving venues and congregating after the match finished last night.
“There were jubilant scenes with the national team progressing to the quarter finals.
“Our officers were out before, during and after the game and noted that the majority of people were co-operative, supportive and were looking after each other.
“We received reports of a small number of disturbances across the county and these were mostly alcohol related.
“We made one arrest with a man later de-arrested following a report of criminal damage. We did not need to bring anyone to custody for World Cup-related disorder.
“We would like to urge people to act and drink responsibly as we support England’s journey in this competition.
“Anyone reporting incidents can contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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