Police confirm two arrested during anti-Brexit march in Sunderland

Two men were arrested during an anti-Brexit march in Sunderland.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 09 October, 2018, 09:43
Two men were arrested after an ant-Brexit march in Sunderland at the weekend.

Northumbria Police has confirmed that two men aged 42 and 48 were arrested for public order offences.

They each received a penalty notice.

Cross party campaign group North East for Europe organised the march through the city centre followed by speakers including MPs, a hospital doctor and ex-serviceman of the group Veterans for Europe.

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Following the march a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Two men – aged 42 and 48 – were arrested for public order offences.

“As a result, both men received a penalty notice.”

At the event police were on hand to keep the two groups apart and ensure everyone's safety.