Tyne & Wear

Violent disorder charges made after Tyne-Wear derby

Twenty-four people have been charged with violent disorder following trouble at April's Tyne-Wear derby.

A total of 106 people were arrested after the Newcastle v Sunderland match at St James' Park, Newcastle.

Bottles were thrown and bins set on fire as mounted officers tried to move crowds back to allow visiting fans to be escorted to Metro and rail services.

Those charged include 10 youths and Barry Rogerson, 45, of Bedlington. He is accused of punching a police horse.

All are due to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 9 September.

They are subject to bail conditions preventing them from attending any Newcastle United football matches.

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