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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 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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