Nile Ranger in court

Ex-Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger has admitted a charge of common assault in Newcastle.

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Nile Ranger admits common assault

Ex-Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger has admitted a charge of common assault following a city centre incident.

Ranger appeared before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Court officials confirmed he admitted a charge of common assault.

He was given conditional bail and will appear again on 9 April for sentence.

Nile Ranger in court over assault charge

Ex-Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger will appear in court to face a charge of common assault.

The 21-year-old, who left the Premier League club 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 on Friday.

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Nile Ranger arrested on suspicion of assault

Former Newcastle United player Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 21-year-old, who left Newcastle United "by mutual consent" earlier this month, was arrested after police were called to the car park area of The Gate complex in Newcastle yesterday evening.

Nile Ranger remains in police custody in Newcastle Credit: PA

A statement from the police confirmed that they had received reports of a fight shortly after seven o'clock on the evening of Wednesday 13 March and a 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He is currently in police custody and helping police with their enquiries.

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