No arrests in Worksop related to England's Euro 2020 defeat

Football fans in Worksop and Bassetlaw have been thanked for their behaviour throughout Euro 2020.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 12:26 pm

England’s dreams of a tournament win in 55 years were dashed as Gareth Southgate’s men lost the final on penalties to Italy last night.

Nottinghamshire Police said as with all previous fixtures in the competition, there were little to no issues with fan behaviour pre or post-match.

Seven people were arrested across Notts – five for being drunk and disorderly in Nottingham and Newark and two for criminal damage after televisions were damaged in bars in Nottingham city centre.

Nottinghamshire Police made several arrests across the county in relation to England's Euros final against Italy last night.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Throughout Euro 2020, football fans in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have conducted themselves very well.

“England’s loss was painful for all of us but despite this disappointment the majority of people behaved themselves. The bad weather dampened the mood further and by 1am, the city was pretty much empty.

“There were a small number of arrests after the match across the city and county for drunk and disorderly behaviour but there were no major issues or incidents as a result of the football.

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“I’d like to thank the public for their support and compliance throughout Euro 2020.“

There were two further arrests in connection with domestic incidents in Nottingham and ACC Cooper has reminded victims that they are not alone.

He said: “We would urge anyone who is affected by domestic abuse or domestic violence to get in touch with the police or a support service.

“Using violence to take out anger and frustration as a result of a football match is abhorrent and shameful.

“For many people, calling the police is a massive step and we understand this, however, if you are a victim of domestic abuse or know someone who is, there is help and support out there.

“When you need us or feel ready to report it to the police, we will be here for you.”

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