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Police appeal over derby trouble

Police have released images of people they need to trace following football violence after the Tyne-Wear derby.

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Three police officers hurt in train station clash

Police said that the most serious incident in the scuffles following the derby match involved Newcastle fans in the city's Central Station "attempting to confront Sunderland supporters".

The fans were reportedly intercepted by officers from British Transport Police, resulting in three injuries to police officers.

Chief Superintendent Steve Neill of Northumbria Police said:

The vast majority of fans were well behaved today and enjoyed the Tyne Wear derby for the great occasion that it is.

Disappointingly, there was some disorder involving what appear to be

Newcastle United supporters following the match in the city centre,

including an incident at Central Station.

Disruptive behaviour of any kind is not tolerated, enquiries will take place into these incidents and action will be taken against all those involved.

– Chief Superintendent Steve Neill

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