Police warning to Chilli Peppers fans

Northumbria Police is warning people going to tonight's Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert in Sunderland to allow plenty of travel time.

The American rock band are playing at the Stadium of Light as part of their world tour. Officers are advising concert goers that roads in and around the city will be busy. People are also being urged to use public transport where possible.

Inspector Sean McKenna, of Northumbria Police said:

"There are plenty of buses and Metro trains running from the city centre and we want to make the evening as enjoyable and trouble free as possible for those attending.

"The public were excellent for the Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen concerts and we'd just ask them again to be patient when entering and leaving the ground and when making their way home."

– Inspector Sean McKenna, of Northumbria Police

Motorists heading towards the Tyne Tunnel after the concert are also warned that a section of the A19 northbound near Testos roundabout will be closed, and it could add to journey times.