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Football related disorder will not be tolerated in Nottingham

July 8, 2018
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Nottinghamshire police is putting plans in place ahead of Wednesday's semi-final World Cup Match following a small number of incidents in the city yesterday (Saturday 7 July 2018).

The force had lots of additional resources throughout the city centre for yesterday's game as a number of venues were showing the England World Cup match, but a number of arrests were made for public order offences.

One incident involved damage to a taxi and a 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to this.

Chief Inspector Simon Allardice said: "The vast majority of people enjoyed Saturday's celebrations safely and these incidents relate to a select number of people who took things too far."

"We want people to enjoy this momentous occasion but safely and with respect for others.

"We ask people who are out for the event on Wednesday to consider their actions, particularly when the sun is shining and alcohol is involved, and be mindful that there will be an increased police presence.

"It's completely unacceptable for a handful of people to ruin the celebrations for others and we won't tolerate this sort of behaviour in Nottingham."

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