Seven arrested over derby match trouble

Seven people have been arrested for offences connected with the Nottingham Forest and Derby County football match.

Two men were arrested after a confrontation between fans near Derby's Pride Park stadium.

Three others were arrested over public order offences, one for common assault against a police officer and another for breaching a football banning order.

Despite this, police thanked the majority of fans for their good behaviour during the day.

Supt Gary Parkin, who was match commander, said: "A small group of fans confronted each other in the east car park but officers intervened before the situation could escalate.

"I feel that our strategy for policing the match was successful, however it is disappointing that fans who attended the match purely to enjoy the game had to witness pockets of disorder."

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