Officers faced a "race against the clock" to return a four-year-old girl to her mother.
The uni students allegedly told officers they were "spoiling their fun" ahead of the area potentially going into tier 3 lockdown.
The Matlock Town player was found with a fractured skull in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Angela Allen, who pleaded guilty to four child sex assaults, has been deemed no longer a significant risk to the public.
Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed the girl has died after a collision on December 22.
The "condescending" advice was described as reminiscent of the 1980s.
'My thoughts are with the family of the victim who are now facing the devastating reality of coming to terms with the fact that their loved one has lost his life on our city’s streets.'
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested.
Police would be able to deal robustly with the root cause of violence against women and help create the culture change needed to deter more serious crimes