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Northumbria Police has released plans for crowd control ahead of next months Tyne-Wear derby.
It has been confirmed that kick-off time will be at 12.45pm on Saturday 1 February.
Northumbria Police have been working with Newcastle and Sunderland football clubs to make sure fans arrive and leave the game safely and reduce the risk of disorder.
Away fans attending the match will travel to and from St James' Park on free supporter coaches provided by SAFC, which will include pick-up points.
"Public safety and the welfare of supporters is our absolute priority and we've been working closely with the clubs, local authorities, supporters' groups and other partners.
"As ever, our priority is the safety of the supporters from both clubs as well as the wider public and together with partners we've carefully considered all aspects of managing this match, with this being one part of a much wider policing operation."
– Chief Superintendent Steve Neil, Northumbria Police