A DURHAM man has been arrested by police investigating football violence.

The 25- year-old was held on suspicion of conspiring to commit violent disorder. He has been bailed pending further enquiries. Northumbria Police are investigating an apparently pre-planned clash between home and away fans before the Sunderland v West Ham Premiership match on Saturday January 12.

The trouble flared outside Revolution Bar at Low Row in Sunderland city centre.

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So far 20 people have been arrested ranging from teenagers to men in their 50s.