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Norfolk football fans praised after World Cup clash passes without any arrests

PUBLISHED: 11:25 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 26 March 2020

England v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road.
Picture: NEIL PERRY

England v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road. Picture: NEIL PERRY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Football fans in Norfolk have been praised by police after a dramatic night of World Cup action passed without any arrests.

England took on Colombia on Tuesday night, in an exciting night of football which saw England eventually win a penalty shoot out.

And while spirits were running high across the county - with many of its pubs packed with spectators - the night passed without event.

England v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road.
Picture: NEIL PERRYEngland v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road. Picture: NEIL PERRY

Norfolk police said there had been no arrests related to football, and that fans had been “well behaved”.

England v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road.
Picture: NEIL PERRYEngland v Colombia World Cup match celebrations on Prince of Wales Road. Picture: NEIL PERRY

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Hundreds of people crammed into pubs in the centre of Norwich, and spilled out into Prince of Wales Road - the city’s clubland - after England’s victory.

The team will face their next match on Saturday, when they take on Sweden in the quarter finals.

An increased number of officers will be on duty.

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