England fan collapsed after taking drugs at Sheffield's Dev Green fan park

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A fan collapsed after taking drugs while watching England at Sheffield's fan park at Devonshire Green last night.

Thousands of fans packed onto Dev Green to watch as England crashed out of the World Cup in the semi finals to Croatia.

A 46m screen was put up at the fan park and fans were encouraged to bring their own food and drink to the event.

However, some fans were left appalled by the security at event as flares were set off and a small number of glass bottles were thrown.

Sheffield City Council has said that there was a small number of first aid issues reported, including one person collapsing after taking drugs.

A spokesperson said: "A minority of individuals decided to try to spoil the evening by throwing cans last night on Devonshire Green where the event was enjoyed by more than 8,000 proud fans and was a huge success.

"There was a small number of first aid issues reported with the majority being for over indulgence in alcohol and one where a person collapsed which was drug induced, thankfully the stewards and first aiders reacted extremely fast and prevented the incident becoming more serious.

"As with all our events we will carry out a review with Police and other partners and pick up any issues for future planning.

"We want to thank everyone who came who not only put Sheffield back on football's map, but especially those who without prompting volunteered to tidy up afterwards showing real pride in the national team and the city."

One man was left needing urgent medical attention after he was hit on the head by a glass bottle thrown at the end of the match.

Sheffield City Council had previously said glass bottles were banned from the event and said plastic glasses would be given out where possible.