One ar­rest on quiet day for po­lice

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

PO­LICE re­ported lit­tle foot­ball re­lated trou­ble af­ter Eng­land’s tri­umphant World Cup suc­cess.

Scores of of­fi­cers pa­trolled Peter­bor­ough dur­ing yes­ter­day’s match, which saw the Three Lions safely make it through to the sec­ond round of the tour­na­ment.

A num­ber of of­fi­cers were sta­tioned at city cen­tre hotspots - in­clud­ing the Sports Lounge, in King Street and Drap­ers Arms, in Cow­gate - where hun­dreds of peo­ple con­gre­gated for the match.

Of­fi­cers also con­stantly trav­elled around the city cen­tre in a po­lice van, in case any trou­ble flared up at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions.

How­ever, just one man was ar­rested, which fol­lowed a dis­tur­bance at The Sol­stice bar, in North­min­ster.

Po­lice said the mat­ter was called in shortly af­ter the end of the game, at around 5pm, by an of­fi­cer on duty at the scene.

A spokesper­son said: “We have ar­rested a man, who has been taken to Thorpe Wood Po­lice Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing.”

Later in the evening, In­spec­tor Chris Skep­per said it had ap­peared the af­ter­noon had gone off in the right spirit.

He said: “Other than that dis­tur­bance, it has been a rel­a­tively quiet night for po­lice. Ev­ery­one seems to have gone off in the right kind of at­mos­phere.”

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