Shock footage of drunken behaviour released by police ahead of England World Cup semi-final

Police are calling on the public to enjoy England's World Cup semi-final tonight sensibly after releasing shock footage of drunken behaviour during last weekend.

Officers from Durham Constabulary said that when the Three Lions beat Sweden in Saturday's quarter-final game, the force had its busiest night of the year.

Police are calling on members of the public to behave themselves during and after England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Police are calling on members of the public to behave themselves during and after England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

They dealt with 1,400 calls and every single police cell in County Durham was full.

Video footage released by the force shows numerous examples of alcohol-fuelled disorder.

Officers are now calling on the public to stay out of trouble during and after tonight's game against Croatia, which kicks off at 7pm.

Durham Constabulary said in a statement: "When England beat Sweden to win through to the World Cup semi-finals, our officers had the busiest night of the year.

"Every single police cell in County Durham and Darlington was full on Saturday night and our officers dealt with 1,400 calls, more than New Year’s Eve.

"We hope everyone enjoys the match and it goes without saying we hope England win.

"But make sure you enjoy yourself responsibly – because you really don’t want to end the night in a police cell.

"It’s coming home.

"Make sure you do too."