Man faces derby day glassing charge after Sunderland’s 1-0 win over Newcastle

Police on derby day.
Police on derby day.
Have your say

A man has appeared in court accused of hurling a glass at a bar worker on the day of the Wear-Tyne derby game on Easter Sunday.

Luke Edwards is n charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on April 5, after a member of staff at the Wheatsheaf, in Shiney Row, was hit in the face with a glass which smashed on impact.

The alleged incident is said to have happened after Sunderland beat Newcastle 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

The 22-year-old also faces a charge of witness intimidation, after he is said to have threatened the bar manager that he would burn down the pub if she informed police.

Edwards, of Park View, Shiney Row, entered no pleas to any of the charges when he appeared before Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

The bench declined jurisdiction and the case will be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on August 18.