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Police appeal for alleged victim to come forward

Police looking to interview former Premiership footballer Nile Ranger in connection with an alleged assault on a woman have appealed for the female captured with him on CCTV to come forward.

Video of the alleged incident appears to show a woman being punched by the 6ft 2in footballer outside an apartment block in Swindon at around 4am on April 13.

The 23-year-old also faces questioning in connection with criminal damage caused to a lift door, wall and a glass panel which was smashed at the property, causing in "the region of £2,000" worth of damage Wiltshire police said.

Read: Police appeal for alleged female victim to come forward

During the course of enquiries the company have supplied the police with a copy of CCTV of the incident which shows a man kicking and smashing the door and lift, and at one point punching a female who was with him.

Police have been making enquiries to locate the suspect. As a result a man, aged 23, from Gordon Gardens in Swindon will be contacted via his solicitor for interview by appointment in connection with the criminal damage and assault.

Police are keen to hear from the woman who was with the man on April 13 at 4am and would encourage her to come forward and speak to police.

– Wiltshire Police statement

Police trying to locate Nile Ranger over assault claim

Former Premiership footballer Nile Ranger is being sought by police in connection with an alleged assault on a woman and criminal damage at a block of flats.

Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger Credit: PA

The ex-Newcastle United striker - who now plays for Swindon Town in League One - has been reported to police by both a building management company and the Sunday Mirror, which reported that it had been given CCTV footage of the alleged incident, taken by a camera outside the flats.

It allegedly shows the 23-year-old footballer punching a woman and trying to repeatedly barge and kick the door to the flats in Gordon Gardens, Swindon, Wiltshire on April 13.

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Nile Ranger to appear in court next month

Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger is to appear in court next month after being charged with rape, police said.

The London-born 22-year-old was charged following an investigation by Northumbria Police.

Nile Ranger will appear in court in Newcastle next month. Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In a statement the force said: "A rape was reported to police on Thursday January 24, 2013, and relates to an incident which happened in the early hours of Wednesday January 23 at a hotel in Jesmond.

"Nile Ranger, 22, of Bailey Close, Harringay, London, has been charged with rape. He is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on August 21."

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Footballer Nile Ranger admits common assault

Nile Ranger scored three goals in his Newcastle United career Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Ex-Premier League footballer Nile Ranger has admitted a charge of common assault following an incident in Newcastle city centre

The 21-year-old, who left Newcastle United by mutual consent a fortnight ago, was arrested after police received reports of a fight between a couple on Wednesday evening.

Footballer Nile Ranger in court on assault charge

Ranger will appear in court today charged with common assault. Credit: PA

Ex-Premier League footballer Nile Ranger will appear in court today to face a charge of common assault.

The 21-year-old, who left Newcastle United by mutual consent a fortnight ago, was arrested after police received reports of a fight between a couple in the city centre on Wednesday evening.

The London-born former England under-19 player was held after an alleged assault in the car park of The Gate entertainment complex.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said they received a report of a fight just after 7pm on Wednesday in the car park of The Gate, Newcastle, adding that a 21-year-old had been arrested.

A force spokesman said later that Ranger will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court today.

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.

Newcastle United striker charged with criminal damage

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

A Premier League footballer has been arrested and charged with criminal damage.

Newcastle United striker, Nile Ranger, 21, was arrested after police were called to a house in Enfield, north London, in the early hours yesterday after a report of disturbance.

Scotland Yard said officers arrived at the house to find the front door of the property badly damaged.

A force spokesman said Ranger, who has recently been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, would appear at Enfield Magistrates' Court today.