Teen Arrested Over St James' Park Vandalism

12 March 2012, 12:10

A 16 year old boy's been arrested after Sports Direct signs were pulled down at St James' Park.

Police are investigating two incidents of criminal damage - one at the Newcastle ground and the other at the Sports Direct store on Blackett Bridge in Newcastle City Centre on Thursday, March 8th.

A 16-year-old male was arrested on Saturday, March 10th, on suspicion of criminal damage at the Newcastle ground and has been bailed pending further enquiries. 

Detectives are continuing to investigate these two events and are examining CCTV footage and photographs of the incident which have been circulated via social media. 

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Bentham from Major Crime said:
"The investigation is continuing and we are still appealing for people to come forward. 

If anyone recognises the people who have carried out these criminal acts they are asked to contact police in the strictest of confidence so we can take appropriate action." 

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or to ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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