Don’t spoil the World Cup party message after assault arrest

Date published: 28 June 2018 09:54
Dated: 28 June 2018 10:53:13

The World Cup party continues tonight as England face Belgium having already qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.

South Yorkshire Police wants everyone to have a great time while celebrating but officers won’t tolerate anyone intent on spoiling the party atmosphere.

A 24-year-old Doncaster man was arrested on suspicion of assault yesterday (Wednesday 27 June) after an incident in Silver Street in Doncaster town centre following the England v Panama game around 3pm last Sunday 24 June.

A police officer suffered a black eye during the incident.

The 24-year-old man remains in custody today (Thursday 28 June) with enquiries ongoing.

Chief Inspector Jayne Forrest said: “The football and the behaviour of fans has been fantastic so far this World Cup and we want this to continue as England hopefully progress through the knockout stages.

“We have officers working at key dates, times and locations across the county – including tonight for the Belgium match – to keep people safe and deal with anyone causing trouble who is intent on spoiling the party atmosphere.

“Have fun in the sun, ‘cop a selfie’ with our officers and enjoy a drink or two but please drink responsibly and don’t let alcohol ruin your judgment.”

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