Seven reports of disorder across Norfolk during England’s World Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 16:33 12 July 2018

File photo of police during World Cup match.
 Byline: Sonya Duncan

File photo of police during World Cup match. Byline: Sonya Duncan .


Norfolk police has said there were seven reports of disorder across the county related to football fans watching England’s semi-final World Cup match.

Officers said that the vast amount of people acted responsibly while watching the match that saw Croatia win with two goals to one on Wednesday night, but that police officers did attend some incidents including one in Dereham and one in Norwich.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “Norfolk police would like to thank the thousands of people who went out on Wednesday night and enjoyed England’s crucial World Cup [match] responsibly.

“There were only seven reports of disorder related to the football across the county.

“One man was arrested at The Railway Tavern in Dereham on suspicion of assault whilst another man was detained on Upper King Street in Norwich on suspicion of being in possession of a knife whilst trying to enter a venue.”

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