Disorder at Tyne-Wear derby

Football fans clashed with police after Sunderland's 3-0 win over Newcastle United in Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby

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Police release more CCTV after derby violence

Northumbria Police have released more CCTV pictures of people they want to speak to in relation to the violence in Newcastle after the Tyne-Wear derby.

"I'd like to thank the public again for their continued help in providing information to us about those involved in the disturbance last Sunday."I'd also like to reiterate that anyone involved in football-related disorder are very much in the minority, and damage the reputation of true football fans and the people of Newcastle."

– Newcastle Area Commander Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert

18 people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder since last Monday, this brings the total number of derby related arrests to 47. Police are urging anyone who recognises someone in the photos to contact them on 101.

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Police: Horse 'wasn't hurt' by football fan attack

Inspector Trevor Thackray, of West Yorkshire Police's mounted section, said police horse Bud was having a day off after being punched during troubled that followed yesterday's Tyne-Wear derby.

Police horse handler, Isabelle Collins, with Bud, of West Yorkshire Police's mounted section. Credit: PA

"We are pleased to say that Bud is totally fine and resting up after Sunday's eventful operation in Newcastle," he said.

A football fan had attempted to punch the horse in the face before being wrestled to the ground and arrested. Credit: PA

"Our police horses are used to dealing with all types of disorder so, while the images on the news may have looked shocking, Bud wasn't hurt and his regular training ensures that he his acclimatised to this type of situation.

Newcastle United promised lifetime bans for those involved in the violence. Credit: PA

"The West Yorkshire Police mounted section is a well-regarded unit and our horses and officers are hugely experienced, so Bud will be back on the streets the next time duty calls."

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.

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