Dozens charged after Newcastle vs Sunderland derby day trouble

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THE investigation into the Tyne and Wear derby-day disorder has led to 24 people being charged.

Officers investigating the trouble in Newcastle after United’s 3-0 defeat against Sunderland on Sunday, April 14, have charged 24 people with violent disorder.

They will all appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court in the week starting September 9.

They are subject to bail conditions preventing them from attending any Newcastle United matches.

Police released CCTV images of people they needed to speak to, making more than 100 arrests, in addition to the 29 on the day. Northumbria Police says it is still an active investigation and files are being submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on further charges.

Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert, said: “This sort of disorder which took place in April is unusual and, as we’ve already said, it is not reflective of the behaviour of true football supporters.

He added: “When any kind of violence takes place we will do everything possible to make sure those suspected of being involved are traced to ensure the safety of families and supporters attending the games.”