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Three Norwich City fans arrested for pitch encroachment following Premier League promotion

PUBLISHED: 07:20 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:07 28 April 2019

Norwich City celebrates after winning promotion to the Premiership during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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27/04/2019

Norwich City celebrates after winning promotion to the Premiership during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Alan Stanford/Focus Images Ltd +44 7915 056117 27/04/2019

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Three Norwich City fans remain in police custody after invading the pitch after the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

But police have praised the behaviour of fans celebrating the club's achievement following the game.

Ahead of the final whistle, Norwich City fans were urged to remain in their seats and warned that supporters would risk police action should they encroach on the pitch.

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All but three supporters heeded the advice, instead soaking up the atmosphere from the stands.

However, the three that did rush onto the field were arrested by Norfolk Constabulary and remain in custody.

Duty inspector John Colbert said: “People were naturally in very high spirits after the game but there were no significant issues.”

Another officer wrote on Twitter: “A big thank you to Norwich and Blackburn fans for really good natured support.”


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