Six arrests at Derby County match against Nottingham Forest

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Six people were arrested at the Derby County match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Four of those were from Derby and included two assaults, a public order offence and a pitch encroachment. The two others from Nottingham were arrested for a public order offence and for throwing a missile onto the pitch.

A pitch invader, who ran onto the ground in the 82 minute, was led away by officials during Sunday's match.

Our sports reporter Jonny Bonnell witnessed the incident as Derby County won the match 2-0.

He said: "A man came on the pitch from behind the goal. Play wasn't stopped, almost as though the referee didn't see it.

"The guy was rushed off by stewards and taken away, while the game continued."

A photographer, working for the Getty agency at the game, said the man was a Derby County fan. Pictures show the pitch invader apparently shouting and smiling as he was taken away.

Around 3,100 Forest fans were expected to travel to Pride Park for the game.

Chief Superintendent Graham McLaughlin, who was the match commander for the game, said: "Overall we are pleased with the policing operation. There was very minor disorder at the railway station after the match but it was quickly put under control."