Bloodied Newcastle Fan
A police officer needed hospital treatment and 27 people were arrested after Newcastle United fans caused chaos in the city centre following their side’s Tyne-Wear derby defeat.
Police were forced to close off Central Station Metro temporarily, but it reopened again around an hour later.
Newcastle supporters were seen setting light to wheelie bins, throwing glass bottles, and chucking firecrackers at police officers and police horses.
Cameras also captured clashes between Newcastle supporters
and mounted police at the junction of Gallowgate and St James’ Boulevard, in a separate video below.
A Northumbria Police statement said: “The most serious incident involved a group of Newcastle fans in Central Station attempting to confront Sunderland supporters, but they
were intercepted by officers from British Transport Police.
“During this incident missiles were thrown at the officers, which resulted in three injuries to officers, one of them requiring assessment at hospital.”
Sunderland fans were kept away from the violence by police holding them inside the stadium.
Fans clash with police in the streets of newcastle
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