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Newcastle striker charged with assault

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has been charged with assault after an incident at a city centre nightclub at the end of last year. The 21-year-old is accused of attacking another reveller at the Blu Bambu nightspot, on Newcastle's Bigg Market, in December.

Carroll will face magistrates in Newcastle later in February.

The England U21 international has scored eight goals in 20 matches for the league leaders this season, including a brace in the 5-1 weekend win over Cardiff City.

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