Black Cats fans to be sentenced

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TWO Sunderland fans have admitted being involved in trouble when violence flared after a football match.

 Violent scenes broke out at Central Station in Newcastle between supporters and police after a pre-season friendly in Scotland last August.

 A number of fans have been dealt with by the city’s crown court on charges of affray and some are still awaiting trial later this year.

 Andrew Oliver, 37, of Woodville Court, High Barnes, Sunderland, and Marc Wright, 23, of Windermere Road, Seaham, yesterday appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, both facing affray charges.

 Both men pleaded guilty to a lesser public order offence, under section four of the act, which prosecutors accepted in place of the affray.

 They will both be sentenced later and were granted bail.