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article imageSunderland footballers arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

By Christopher Bates     Dec 17, 2011 in Crime
Newcastle - Lee Cattermole and Nicklas Bendtner – two Premier League footballers who play for Sunderland – were recently arrested after cars were damaged in Newcastle city centre.
It has been reported that the incident, which occurred on Stowell Street on December 6 at around 10pm, involved at least three cars.
According to Northumbria Police, the players, who were later released on bail, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage on December 15.
Bendtner and Cattermole are reported to have gone for a meal at a Japanese restaurant earlier that evening, although Newcastle United fans took to Internet forums to question why they would venture onto Tyneside.
It's unlikely that these antics will go without punishment from manager Martin O'Neill, who started the job just one day prior.
A club source told The Sun: "He's not going to ignore this. We won't be burying our heads in the sand. But the squad for this Sunday's match at Tottenham hasn't been announced yet, so it's not known whether they will feature."
Although Danish striker Bendtner, 23, is currently on loan from Arsenal, Cattermole, also 23, has been playing for Sunderland since 2009.
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