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Sunderland Spider-Man pitch invasion: Man charged

Spiderman invader is escorted away by stewards Image copyright AP
Image caption The intruder was escorted away by stewards

A teenager has been charged after allegedly going on to the pitch dressed as Spider-Man at a Premier League football match.

Wednesday's clash between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light saw a figure dressed as the superhero walk among the players.

Bradley Minto, 18, of Fordfield Road, Sunderland was charged with entering an area designated for football matches.

Mr Minto will appear at Sunderland Magistrates' Court on 23 December.

Manchester City won the match 4-1.

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