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Newcastle United management have promised to impose lifetime bans on fans found guilty of "disturbances and disorder" in the aftermath of the club's defeat to local rivals Sunderland yesterday.
A club statement said:
Northumbria Police have asked the public for help identifying the perpetrators of today's derby match violence in Newcastle.
The force also praised its officers for their "professionalism and bravery":
Police said they have arrested 29 people so far following Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park.
"Following the match there were a series of sporadic incidents of disorder in Newcastle city centre involving what appear to be Newcastle United supporters", Northumbria Police said in a statement.
The 29 people were arrested "in the main for public order type offences", the force added.
Bins have been raided for missiles and some have been set alight during disorder in Newcastle following the derby against Sunderland.
Police said that the most serious incident in the scuffles following the derby match involved Newcastle fans in the city's Central Station "attempting to confront Sunderland supporters".
The fans were reportedly intercepted by officers from British Transport Police, resulting in three injuries to police officers.
Chief Superintendent Steve Neill of Northumbria Police said:
Football supporters have thrown firecrackers at mounted police as disorder broke out following Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park.
Bottles and firecrackers have been thrown at police as football fans left St James' Park following Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Newcastle this afternoon.
Police say they have made 27 arrests following Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park.
There was a large policing presence across Newcastle and Sunderland as more than 50,000 supporters attended the match.
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