Tyne & Wear

Second charge over Sunderland police station disorder

A second teenager has been charged by detectives investigating an attack on a police station in Sunderland.

An officer was hit by flying glass when a window was broken early on Wednesday at the station in Washington and a police car was destroyed by fire.

A 17-year-old boy has now been charged with violent disorder. He is in custody and is due in court on Monday.

An 18-year-old man has been charged with violent disorder and will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 19 August.

The 17-year-old will appear before youth court at Sunderland magistrates.

Fourteen people were arrested in connection with the incident. Eleven men and one woman were released on bail.

Northumbria Police said the attack was an "isolated" incident and there were no other reports of disorder.

The officer was taken to hospital for treatment for a minor injury and later released.

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