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Police search for City fans

The Manchester City fans who set off flares inside Newcastle's St James' Park on Saturday are being tracked down by police.

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St James' Park: Police are investigating a flare being thrown into the home

St James' Park: Police are investigating a flare being thrown into the home

A flare was thrown into the home fans' section during City's 3-1 win over the Magpies and investigations are being dealt with by Northumbria Police.

A police statement said: "A flare was thrown from the section containing Manchester City fans into a section of Newcastle United fans, no one was injured and it was quickly extinguished.

"A second flare was set off in the section containing Manchester City fans.

"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.

"We take incidents such as this extremely seriously and enquiries are still ongoing. Officers continue to work with colleagues at Greater Manchester Police."

Northumbria Police also received a complaint concerning an allegation of racist abuse after City substitute Aleksandar Kolarov become involved in a lengthy exchange with fans holding an Albania flag as he warmed up on the sidelines.

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