East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is expecting tonight to be one of the busiest of the year.
The last Friday before Christmas, known as Black Friday, sees late night revellers and partygoers out in force.
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"We are bereft. Our darling Tom has left us and the world is a poorer place."
Thomas Jackson died a week after being stabbed as he tried to save fellow Brit Mia Ayliffe-Chung as she was attacked in Australia.
With rising costs of football pitch fees, many coaches of junior clubs across the Midlands claim they are now struggling to get by.