One arrest on quiet day for police
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.”