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Three police officers injured at Newcastle's Central Station after derby

Three British Transport Police officers were injured in disorder at Newcastle Central Station after the derby match between Newcastle United and Sunderland yesterday.

  • A female officer was taken to hospital after a brick was thrown at her shoulder
  • A male officers was left with a black eye after he was elbowed in the face
  • A male sergeant received facial and leg injuries when he was struck by a thrown ballast

The force made four arrests in addition to 29 made by Northumbria Police, for offences including violent disorder and being drunk and disorderly.

Violent Newcastle fans face lifetime bans

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:

We were embarrassed and appalled by the behaviour of a minority of so-called fans who last night were involved in disturbances and disorder in Newcastle city centre after the match.

Newcastle United have been working with Northumbria Police, and will continue to do so, in order to identify all of the individuals concerned.

The Club will take the strongest possible action against those involved in the disturbances and will impose immediate lifetime bans on all those found guilty.

These deplorable individuals have no place at Newcastle United and bring shame on the Club and the vast majority of its proper, law-abiding, fans.

– Newcastle United

Police horse 'safe and well' after Newcastle fan punch attempt

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Police ask for help to identify Newcastle perpetrators

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":

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Anyone with info about people in the images from #Newcastle city centre after the match today, call us on 101

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Officers commended for their professionalism and bravery today in getting #Newcastle city centre quickly back to normality.

Police arrest 29 following Newcastle derby violence

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 raided for missiles in Newcastle derby violence

Bins have been raided for missiles and some have been set alight during disorder in Newcastle following the derby against Sunderland.

Police in riot gear run to hold barricade after the derby match.
Police in riot gear run to hold barricade after the derby match. Credit: ITV News
Bins were raided for missiles and some were set alight.
Bins were raided for missiles and some were set alight. Credit: ITV News
Bottles and firecrackers were thrown at police.
Bottles and firecrackers were thrown at police. Credit: ITV News

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Three police officers hurt in train station clash

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:

The vast majority of fans were well behaved today and enjoyed the Tyne Wear derby for the great occasion that it is.

Disappointingly, there was some disorder involving what appear to be

Newcastle United supporters following the match in the city centre,

including an incident at Central Station.

Disruptive behaviour of any kind is not tolerated, enquiries will take place into these incidents and action will be taken against all those involved.

– Chief Superintendent Steve Neill

In pictures: Fans scuffle with police after derby match

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.

There is a strong police presence outside St. James's Park.
There is a strong police presence outside St. James' Park. Credit: ITV News
Fans chant as the police keep them back.
Fans chant as the police keep them back. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Firecrackers were thrown at police after the match between Sunderland and Newcastle.
Firecrackers were thrown at police after the match between Sunderland and Newcastle. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
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