More Newcastle vs Sunderland derby day pictures released by police

POLICE investigating disorder after the Tyne-Wear derby in Newcastle have released more CCTV images of people they need to trace.

Officers have released a fifth set of images of eight people they need to speak to in connection with the disorder, which took place on Sunday, April 14, in Newcastle city centre.

Since Monday, April 15, officers have arrested 65 people on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the post-match incidents in the city. All those arrested are on bail while further investigation takes place.

Officers arrested 29 people on the day of the match for a variety of offences. It brings the total number of arrests to 94.

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

Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert, Newcastle Area Command, said: “We continue to receive a lot of information from the public and have so far identified a significant number of people from the dozens of images we have released to the public.

“The arrest total is now at 94 and it is still very much an active investigation. Information continues to be processed and we will be making more arrests.

“I’d continue to urge those in the images not to leave the onus on the public to get in touch with us, if they see themselves they should take responsibility and come forward so we can speak to them.

“This is a fast moving enquiry and I’d like to reassure people who have been in touch with us that any information given to us is vital and everything we have received is being followed up at the earliest opportunity.”

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