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Newcastle striker Nile Ranger charged

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been charged with assault.

Ranger is charged after an alleged attack that left a man fearing he had a broken jaw.

The 20-year-old forward will face magistrates twice in two days - and three times this month - following arrests for violence, drink-driving and being drunk and disorderly.

London-born Ranger has yet to enter pleas to any of the charges.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Following an assault outside Cosy Joe's pub in the Bigg Market, Newcastle, on Saturday August 27 police have today charged Nile Ranger, 20, of Forest Hall, with two counts of common assault and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

"He has been bailed to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday November 18."

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