Ex-Newcastle striker Ranger charged by police

Released Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was on Thursday night charged with common assault, police have said.

Released Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was on Thursday night charged with common assault, police have said.

The 21-year-old, who left the Magpies 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.

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