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Ex-Newcastle player Ranger arrested

March 14, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger was has been charged with common assault, police have said.

Ranger, 21, who left Newcastle 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.

Earlier, a Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At 7.09pm yesterday evening police received a report of a fight in the car park area at The Gate, Newcastle.

"A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of assault and he is currently in custody helping police with inquiries.''

A force spokesman said later that Ranger will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday.