Paramedics had to deal with 800 incidents relating to fans at a series of Take That concerts in Manchester last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

In a highly patronising story the figures also show that police made 30 arrests.

The MailOnline report:

You might have expected Take That’s fans to have acted their age.

In the 16 years since the fab five had last performed live together, they’d all grown up a bit…hadn’t they?

But when the band reunited for its sell-out Progress tour, it seemed the thirty and forty-something fans cramming into their concerts weren’t so mature after all.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.