Arrests made at East Anglian derby game
THERE were 19 arrests during the police operation at the East Anglian derby at Portman Road last night (Thursday).
A further 13 people were ejected from the ground before and during the game which saw Ipswich beaten 5-1 by arch rivals Norwich.
Two Section 27 notices were also issued requiring individuals to leave the town centre of Ipswich.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said: 'Although it was a busy afternoon and evening, there were no major flash points.'
He added that there was some 'alcohol-related disorder' but there was no 'major disruption and fans were kept separate.'
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Despite the arrests, Inspector Matthew Rose hailed the police operation as a great success.
He said: 'From my point of view the operation has been an absolute success.
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'We have had no serious disorder and the vast majority of people have been able to have a good evening out and we have ensured their safety.
'The policing of the game has been a complete success.'