Northumbria Police were called to reports of a number of people fighting near The William Jameson Wetherspoons pub on Fawcet Street at around 6.40pm on Saturday.
No one was reported to have been injured in the fight but three teenagers – aged 17, 18 and 19 – were arrested in connection with the incident.
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A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At 6.40pm on Saturday (July 4), we received a report that a number of people were fighting on Fawcett Street, Sunderland.
“Officers attended the scene and two men - aged 18 and 19 – were arrested, along with a 17-year-old male. Nobody was reported to have been injured.
“The 18-year-old man received a penalty notice and the 17-year-old male has been released on bail. The 19-year-old man has been released with no further action to be taken.”