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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.

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