Stadium of Light star in court.
Bendtner cleared of damaging cars in Toon as Sunderland pal Cattermole is bailed to reappear
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has been cleared of vandalising cars parked near the home of his team’s arch rivals.
The prosecution withdrew the case against him after he was charged with five counts of criminal damage with Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole.
The Danish star, on loan with Sunderland from Arsenal for a year, and who scored the only goal in the Black Cats’ win over Liverpool on Saturday, was not at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court for the hearing.
Cattermole was present, dressed in a grey suit and black shirt, and no pleas were entered to the five charges relating to £4,168.27 of damage caused to cars on December 6.
The cars were parked in Stowell Street in Newcastle’s China Town – only a few hundred yards from Newcastle United’s Sports Direct Arena.
The case was adjourned at the request of the prosecution.
Cattermole, 23, who gave his address as Aislaby near Yarm, Teesside, was granted unconditional bail until 2pm on March 26 when the case will be heard again.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Things are not going too well for Lee Cattermole. The midfielder has been in mixed form since Martin O’Neill took over at the Stadium of Light and his sending off after the derby with Newcastle United has resulted in a four match ban and now the tigerish performer can expect a return to court as the case into alleged car vandalism continues.
Nicklas Bendtner on the other hand was cleared of all charges but the Danish international was banned from driving for 56 days (very precise punishment) after he was caught speeding in his Porsche.