A number of arrests were made in Lincolnshire around the time of England’s World Cup Semi-Final defeat against Croatia on Wednesday night, including for a pub disturbance and an assault of a police officer.
Superintendent at Lincolnshire Police Phil Vickers tweeted that 16 people were in custody in the county.
Approximately seven of the incidents were related to the football on Wednesday night, police said.
Incident 443 was reported to police at 9.40pm of a disturbance outside the Nosey Parker pub on Tritton Road in Lincoln and one man in his 20s was arrested and remains in custody.
People posted in the ‘You’re probably from Lincoln if…’ Facebook group claiming bottles were thrown at the pub as England missed out on a place in the World Cup Final.
Another incident happened in Lincoln near Toby Carvery on Brayford Wharf East at 9.53pm where an 18-year-old man was allegedly assaulted.
There were no arrests, and there is nothing to suggest it was related to football, police said.
Police are investigating the incident and are urging any witnesses to come forward quoting incident number CC045611072018.
In Boston, a teenager was arrested for an alleged racially aggravated public order offence and a police officer was assaulted while making the arrest.
Incident 428 was reported to police at 8.50pm on Wednesday evening after a disturbance at Spookeys in Church Street in Boston.
An hour later, add 1x Male at Lincoln, 2x Males at Boston
Total of 16 in Custody is more than normal for a Weds evening, but not so bad given the volume of calls in a short period after full time
— Supt Phil Vickers (@SuptPhilVickers) July 11, 2018
Following the end of the football we arrested 1x drunk & disorderly, 1x assault occasioning actual bodily harm in separate incidents. Minor disorder around the City Centre but thinning out now.
— Sgt Mike Templeman (@SgtTempo) July 11, 2018
There were also callers who wasted police time:
Ringing 999 because England are losing… nothing else behind that call, just that they are losing.
We all want to cry too, but that's not a reason to ring 999!! Sam🌠
— Lincolnshire Police Control Room (@LincsPoliceFCR) July 11, 2018