SIX more people have been arrested by police investigating organised violence between Sunderland and West Ham United fans.
They are two men aged 28 and 51 from Houghton-le-Spring, a 15-year-old from Spennymoor, a 26-year-old from Gateshead and two 16-year-olds from Sunderland and Washington.
All have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, and it brings the number of arrests by police to 14.
Of those, 11 people have been bailed pending further enquiries while three remain in custody helping with enquiries.
The arrests follow violence, which it’s believed was pre-arranged, at about 2.15pm on Saturday, January 12, outside Revolution Bar at Low Row in Sunderland city centre.
Sunderland area commander Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth said: “More arrests have been made in connection with the incident and the investigation continues.
“There are still 13 images in circulation of people we need to speak to.
“We have reason to believe some of these may have connections to the Hartlepool area and would urge anyone who recognises them to get in touch as soon as possible.
“This sort of incident is unusual, and as we’ve said previously, the vast majority of football supporters just want to enjoy the match.
“However, when any kind of violence takes place we will do everything possible to make sure those suspected of being involved are traced and the appropriate action taken.”
Anyone who recognises themselves in the images is asked to contact police at the earliest opportunity.
Anyone who knows the identity of anyone in the images is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
* The pixelated images are of people no longer being sought in connection with the inquiry.