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Appeal over suspect football yobs

CCTV still of men suspected of football disorder
Police say the disorder offences were committed after full time

Images of eight men suspected of causing disorder following a Wear-Tees Premier League derby match have been released by police.

Officers say the men are wanted for violence and vandalism after the Sunderland v Middlesbrough fixture at the Stadium of Light on 26 April.

A spokesman said offences were committed within and outside the stadium and on a train.

Police made 27 arrests on the day of the game.

Sgt Paul Dixon, of Northumbria Police, said: "I would ask anyone who recognises any of the men in these photographs to get in touch as soon as possible.

"Violence and criminal damage are not acceptable.

"Fans who get involved in this sort of behaviour before, during or after games, spoil it for the real supporters and we just won't tolerate this sort of behaviour."


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