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Football hooligan admits derby-day disorder

DERBY-DAY VIOLENCE ... Dean Burke was arrested during trouble after the Newcastle-Sunderland clash in April.

DERBY-DAY VIOLENCE ... Dean Burke was arrested during trouble after the Newcastle-Sunderland clash in April.

A FOOTBALL hooligan from South Tyneside has admitted a charge of violent disorder related to trouble after the Newcastle-Sunderland derby match in April.

Dean Burke, 22, of Eastbourne Parade, Hebburn, was one of seven men at Newcastle Crown Court who saw the cases against them adjourned until next month.

Burke was one of six to admit a charge of violent disorder.

The court heard they were arrested and charged after being involved in a group who set upon police in Barrack Road, Newcastle, as trouble flared after the match.

Unlike those arrested earlier, the court heard, no missiles were thrown at police.

Michael Bunch, prosecuting, said those who did throw things were either in prison or going through the court process.

Judge Paul Sloan said: “I’m adjourning sentence to either December 5 or 6 for the preparation of pre-sentencing reports.

“The fact I am adjourning sentence is not an indication of what sentence will be imposed.

“The sentencing options remain open.”

 
 
 

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