DURHAM Police have appealed for calm after trouble following the England versus Sweden World Cup quarter-final match on Saturday.

At one point every cell in the Durham and Darlington force area was full.

A video released by the force, which you can see here, shows officers attending a mixture of violent incidents over the course of the day with drink - or too much of it - being the predominant theme.

Meanwhile, Cleveland Police has fired a warning ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, suggesting it will take a "robust" approach with any miscreants.

Middlesbrough Chief Inspector Scott Cowie said: “The World Cup has been an exciting and well celebrated tournament to date and officers aim to ensure all celebrations surrounding England matches are as enjoyable, safe and crime free as possible.

“Unfortunately there are a minority of supporters who watch the matches with intent on causing trouble through antisocial, drunken or violent behaviour and these actions will not be tolerated.

“For the England match on Saturday, three men were arrested on suspicion of affray and have been released under investigation.

“Officers had to deal with a range of issues across Cleveland including glasses being thrown, flares being lit and thrown into crowds as well as drunken and violent behaviour.

“In Middlesbrough Centre Square [where a big screen showed the game], a flare and cans were thrown into a crowd of thousands of people resulting in three people suffering minor injuries, but the result of these being thrown could have been catastrophic.

“We do not want these individuals to spoil it for the rest and anyone caught causing trouble for tomorrow’s match will be dealt with robustly and will face the full force of the law.”