Police search for good-hearted young boy who helped them after Newcastle vs Sunderland on derby day

The derby day helper.
The derby day helper.
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Police in want to identify a little boy who helped them after the Tyne-Wear derby.

After the full time whistle on Sunday, and when the majority of the 52,000 supporters had left St James' Park in Newcastle, one little boy stayed behind to help officers clear up police tape from an area outside of the stadium.

CCTV footage from Strawberry Place that had been used to monitor the supporters as they were leaving the ground captured the moment the little lad helped police collect the rolls of police tape and make sure the area was left nice and tidy.

Police are appealing for the little boy’s parents or guardians to make contact with them so they can thank him for his hard work and efforts on match day, which saw the game end 1-1

Northumbria Police Operations Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Neill said: "We'd love for this little boy and his parents or guardians to contact us so we can arrange to say thank you properly for the helping hand he gave our officers on Sunday after the match.

"He played his part in what was a very successful policing operation on derby day and it’s only right that he gets his thanks from myself and the force for the work he put in."

Police are appealing for the little boy's parents or guardians to make contact with them by ringing 101 and asking to speak to central Chief Inspector Alison Best. Or by emailing 7661@northumbria.pnn.police.uk.