Police probes flares incident at EPL match

Police say they are trying to identify anyone responsible for

setting off flares inside Newcastle’s St James’ Park stadium during

the home match against Premier League champions Manchester City on


Two flares were set off in the section containing the away fans,

and one was thrown towards the home fans. Northumbria Police said

in a statement that ”No one was injured and it was quickly


The statement added that ”Officers at the scene carried out

extensive enquiries, including checking CCTV and speaking with

available witnesses. However, the person or people responsible are

yet to be identified.”

Police stated that the investigation will continue, saying ”We

take incidents such as this extremely seriously and enquiries are

still ongoing.”