Ex-Newcastle striker Ranger arrested

Former Newcastle United and Southampton striker Nile Ranger has been arrested. Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions in relation to an upcoming rape trial.

Former Newcastle United and Southampton striker Nile Ranger has been arrested.

Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions in relation to an upcoming rape trial.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "A 22-year-old male was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning on suspicion of breach of bail conditions and is currently in police custody helping police with inquiries."

Ranger, who now plays for Swindon in League One, is due in court later this month. He denies raping a woman at a hotel in Newcastle in January last year.

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