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.
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.