Sunderland fan charged after derby game

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A SUNDERLAND man has been charged after the Tyne-Wear derby.

Scott Hunter, 33, of Hurstwood Road, Sunderland, has been charged with drunk in/while entering a sports ground and will appear at Newcastle magistrates on March 6.

He was one of 11 football fans arrested after the match, which Sunderland won 3-0.

Ten people were arrested on Saturday and a further arrest was made on this morning.

The match saw a large policing presence across Newcastle and Sunderland as a capacity crowd attended St James’s Park.

Of those arrested on Saturday - two men have been released on police bail, one man has received a caution for a public order offence, one man received a cannabis warning, two men have received penalty notices and another three men, from Stanley, Gateshead and Newcastle, have been charged.