Sunderland duo held over damage near rival stadium

Sunderland players Nicklas Bendtner and Lee Cattermole have been

arrested by police on suspicion of damaging cars near the stadium

of Premier League rival Newcastle.

Bendtner, who is on loan from Arsenal, and Cattermole were

arrested Thursday by Northumbria Police on suspicion of criminal

damage on the evening of Dec. 6. They were released on bail.

The alleged damage took place about a half-mile from St. James’

Park in Newcastle.

With Sunderland’s Stadium of Light only 14 miles from St. James’

Park, the rivalry between the northeast England clubs is

fierce.