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Five arrests in Nottingham after city bar televisions damaged – but police thank public for largely trouble-free night

Football fans in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been thanked for their behaviour throughout Euro 2020.

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

As with all previous fixtures in the competition, there were little to no issues with fan behaviour pre or post-match and police have praised the majority of fans for conducting themselves well.

After the match, supporters spilled out into the streets in the city centre, with a large crowd gathering in Old Market Square, but staying for less time than after previous matches.

While the majority of people behaved responsibly, there were three arrests for drunk and disorderly behaviour and two arrests were made for criminal damage after TVs were damaged at bars in the city.

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Two further arrests were made in Newark, also for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

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.

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

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