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.
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