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Norfolk Police praise football 'spirit' as England match passes without arrests


By Lynn News Reporter


Police have praised the "great spirit" of football fans in West Norfolk after yesterday's World Cup quarter-final between England and Sweden passed without incident.

Fans poured into pubs and clubs across the area to see Gareth Southgate's side win 2-0 to progress to England's first men's World Cup semi-final since 1990.

England v Sweden World Cup Quarter Finals Fans at The Lord Napier King's Lynn.. (2926730)
England v Sweden World Cup Quarter Finals Fans at The Lord Napier King's Lynn.. (2926730)

And the celebrations continued into the evening as an impromptu singalong to Euro '96 anthem Three Lions kicked off the night for revellers attending Festival Too.

Norfolk Police this afternoon confirmed they did not make any arrests or issue any orders to leave specific areas in relation to the game.

Superintendent Dave Marshall, the force's matchday commander, said: "Fans showed great spirit which resulted in minimal disorder."

All eyes are now focused on Wednesday night's semi-final showdown with Croatia in Moscow.

England v Sweden World Cup Quarter Finals Fans at The Lord Napier King's Lynn.. (2926732)
England v Sweden World Cup Quarter Finals Fans at The Lord Napier King's Lynn.. (2926732)

Supt Marshall said: "It’s an exciting time for England fans and as they prepare for their semi-final match so do we.

"We will have extra resources in place for the match on Wednesday and hope it passes without incident, just like yesterday."

"I would personally like to thank you for your excellent behaviour during the match and hope you bring the same attitude when we play Croatia this week.”



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