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Sunderland duo arrested

2011-12-16 15:22

London - Danish international striker Nicklas Bendtner and his Sunderland team-mate and club captain Lee Cattermole have been arrested on suspicion of damaging cars, police said Friday.

Bendtner, 23, who is on loan to the Premier League club from Arsenal, and Cattermole, also 23, were held on Thursday on suspicion of criminal damage and bailed following an incident in Newcastle earlier this month.

The alleged damage, believed to have involved at least three cars, was said to have taken place on December 6, two days after struggling Sunderland lost 2-1 at Wolves.

Northumbria Police will examine CCTV images of the area to establish who was responsible for the damage to the vehicles.

Neither player took part in manager Martin O'Neill's first game in charge at the Stadium of Light, a last-gap win over Blackburn.

Club captain Cattermole was suspended after picking up five yellow cards this season, while Bendtner had a groin injury.

AFP

Comments
  • Bert - 2011-12-17 13:47

    If found guilty, don't fine them, with their pay they'll feel nothing. Take away their freedom. 12 months in jail will cool their ardor for causing wilful damage. Also pay for repairs and inconvenience to the owners. It would be hoped that the club will also play a part and sack them.

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