Police have praised those who watched Sunday’s Euro 2020 final responsibly and the licensed venues which worked hard to adhere to health and safety regulations.

Chief Superintendent David Buckley, of Norfolk police, said: “In the main, the mood was generally good natured, although it took a sombre tone, understandably, after England lost on penalties. 

“There were some pockets of minor public disorder in the hour or so following the final whistle as people attempted to make their way home.

“I want to thank all those thousands of people who watched the game at home or in a pub or with friends and family, had a drink but acted responsibly and were considerate of others. 

“We didn’t get the result in the match that we wanted but it’s important to acknowledge the very many people who approached the tournament in the right way given the restrictions we’ve all been living under for so many months, and really got behind our young national team.  

“Credit must also go to Norfolk’s licensed venues which, for the most part, worked hard to stick to the health regulations and give their customers the experience they so desperately wanted.”

There were several arrests made around the county following the match, including a man aged in his 20s in Nursery Lane, South Wootton, on suspicion of criminal damage and affray at 10pm.

A police spokesman said elsewhere around the county, there were some minor disturbances but no further arrests following England’s defeat on penalties to Italy.