Teenager is arrested after derby

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A TEENAGE boy has been arrested over allegations of vandalism at last week’s reserve clash between Sunderland and Newcastle.

Home fans tore down Sports Direct signs in the East Stand and threw them on to the pitch in protest at the renaming of the former St James’ Park – now officially the Sports Direct Arena – during the 3-3 draw.

A glass door was also smashed at a Sports Direct store in Newcastle’s Blackett Bridge.

Northumbria Police said a 16-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of criminal damage inside the ground and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Other inquiries continue.