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Hooligans admit disorder at Newcastle Central Station

Twelve football hooligans have admitted taking part in clashes involving Newcastle United and Sunderland fans.

The incident took place at Newcastle Central Station on 8 August 2009, when hundreds of Sunderland fans returned from a friendly match in Scotland.

The men, now aged between 19 and 51, pleaded guilty to affray at Newcastle Crown Court. They will be sentenced next month.

A further eight fans are due to appear in court next week.

Fifteen Newcastle United fans were sentenced last year after admitting violent disorder in connection with the same incident.

The 12 Sunderland fans who admitted involvement were:

  • Frederick Potter, 51, of Colchester Terrace, Sunderland.
  • Peter Jones, 47, of Benfleet Avenue, Sunderland.
  • Colin Shaw, 46, of Hazeldene Way, Seaham.
  • Jason Jameson, 40, of Maud Street, Fulwell.
  • John Dunn, 40, of Maria Street, Sunderland.
  • Gary Breeds, 40, of South View, Sunderland.
  • Joseph Hatton, 38, of Warennes Street, Sunderland.
  • David Brooke, 36, of Association Road, Sunderland.
  • Michael Winch, 27, of James Street, Sunderland.
  • Christopher Burdess, 21, of Countess Close, Seaham.
  • Bradley Allen, 19, of Edgeworth Crescent, Sunderland.
  • Allan Brown, 38, of Duke Street, Seaham.

All were granted bail pending sentencing which is to take place at a later date.

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