Tyne & Wear

Teenager remanded over Washington police station attack

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded after appearing in court charged with disorder at a police station.

An officer was hit by flying glass during the attack at the Washington station in Wearside on Wednesday.

The youth, charged with violent disorder, was refused bail by Sunderland magistrates.

An 18-year-old man has also been charged with violent disorder. Both are due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 19 August.

Minor injury

Fourteen people have so far been arrested in connection with the disorder. Eleven men and one woman have been released on bail.

The court was told that a police car was destroyed by fire and £12,000 of damage caused during the attack.

Northumbria Police said it had been an "isolated" incident and there were no other reports of disorder.

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

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