Footballer faces car damage charges

Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole will answer five charges of criminal damage Credit: PRESS ASSOCIATION

The captain of Sunderland football club Lee Cattermole will appear in court today charged with causing more than £4,000 damage to parked cars near the home of the club's arch-rivals, Newcastle.

Cattermole, 23, will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court to answer five charges of criminal damage.