Newcastle footballer rape claim

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape, police have said.

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Ranger tweeted anger at Newcastle fans

Newcastle striker Nile Ranger, who has been arrested on suspicion of rape, tweeted on Saturday after the side's Premier League defeat:

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Certain fans need to not come and support this team... Coming out to BOOO us.. Stay at home.. Don't need ur BOO's.... SAY NO MORE !!!!

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Last thing from me... To all the fans. U are not forced to buy season tickets.. Or pay our wages.. Please remember that...

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God gives the hardest battles to the strongest soldiers !!!

Newcastle star questioned on suspicion of rape

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger Credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sources have said.

A police spokeswoman said: "On Thursday January 24 a woman reported to police that she had been raped overnight at a hotel in Jesmond.

"A 21-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape."

A Newcastle United spokeswoman declined to comment.