Gateshead Football Club has been kicked out of the National League.

The National League say the club has been suspended following multiple breaches of membership rules.

They've also been deducted nine points for the 18/19 season and fined £3,500.

Gateshead's ownership is unclear following a fans takeover earlier this week, but the club can appeal to the FA over the decision from the National League.

In a statement, the National League said:

The National League can announce the outcome of disciplinary hearings concerning Gateshead Football Club.The club was charged with multiple breaches of the League’s membership rules, and was subject to a review of its financial position and an assessment of its club licence.

National League statement