Newcastle University have issued a statement following the sentencing of Professor Stephen Graham, a lecturer in city and society at the university.
"Following today's court appearance of Professor Stephen Graham, we will be considering the matter through normal university procedures.
"We are unable to comment further on an individual employee."
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