A JARROW man is one of six arrested by police investigating football violence after the recent Newcastle United v Chelsea game.
The 25-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested on March 3 on suspicion of affray, and bailed pending further inquiries.
Following his arrest, police carried out a number of warrants across Newcastle and Durham last Thursday, arresting three men on suspicion of affray.
One was aged 40 and two aged 43, and they are from Rowlands Gill and the Lanchester and Tow Law areas of County Durham.
On Friday, two more arrests on suspicion of affray were made by police, a man aged 39 from Newcastle and a man aged 40 from Washington.
All five of those subsequently arrested have also been bailed pending further inquiries.
All the arrests are linked to disorder in Raffertys bar at Pink Lane in Newcastle city after the Chelsea match on February 2 - believed to involved United supporters and football fans from Scotland.
The enforcement action comes ahead of the Newcastle United v Sunderland match, which is taking place at St James’s Park on Sunday, April 14.
Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert of Newcastle Area Command said: “This is yet another example of the pro-active enforcement action we are taking against those people suspected of being involved in football-related disorder.
“There is no place for such behaviour amongst true football fans, who want nothing more than to support their team free from violence and disorder.
“Tens of thousands of supporters attend football matches in our region, and we are well aware the vast majority just want to enjoy the match.
“However, when any kind of violence does take place we will do everything possible to make sure those suspected of being involved are traced.
“Over recent months we’ve been working hard to tackle the minority of people suspected of being involved in such behaviour to ensure the safety of those people attended the derby match next month, and this will continue.”