SLIDESHOW: Police issue fresh appeal over Newcastle-Sunderland derby yobs

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POLICE investigating violence after the Newcastle United-Sunderland derby have made a fresh appeal about suspects they are still trying to trace.

So far, 77 people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after officers investigating the trouble in Newcastle city centre on Sunday, April 14, released CCTV images of people they need to speak to.

SUSPECT ... one of the people police are trying to trace in connection with Tyne-Wear derby violence.

SUSPECT ... one of the people police are trying to trace in connection with Tyne-Wear derby violence.

Police also arrested 29 people on the day of the match for a variety of offences, which brings the total number of arrests to 106.

All those arrested are subject to bail conditions preventing them from attending Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and England matches.

Almost 90 images have been released as part of the investigation, and police are now re-releasing some - including new, better images - in an effort to trace those who are as yet unidentified.

Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert of Newcastle Area Command said: “The operation to trace those suspected of being involved in disorder after the Tyne-Wear derby is successful, with more than 100 arrests made so far.

“We continue to receive information, and a significant amount of people have been identified from the images released to the public.

“It is still very much an active investigation and information continued to be processed.

“From the CCTV images released to the public, there are still 23 people who are not yet identified, and we are releasing their images again to seek the public’s help in tracing them so we can speak to them about the disorder.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.