Tyne & Wear

Teenagers in court over Washington Police Station attack

Washington Police Station
Image caption A window was shattered in the incident

Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with a petrol bomb attack on a Wearside police station and torching a patrol car.

An officer who investigated the attack at Washington police station on 13 August was injured.

Jamie Nolan, 18, and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court charged with violent disorder. No pleas were entered.

Both were remanded in custody pending further hearings.

The court heard the attack, which Northumbria Police described as "isolated", caused £12,000 of damage.

Nolan, of The Poplars, Biddick, Tyne and Wear, is also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He is due back before the court for a plea and directions hearing on 28 October, with a provisional date for his trial set for 9 January next year.

The younger defendant's case was referred to Sunderland Magistrates' Court, on a date to be arranged.

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