World News

Friday 25 July 2014

Former Premier League footballer arrested for breaching bail terms ahead of rape trial

Neil Lancefield

Published 12/02/2014|23:25

  • Share
Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger who was today charged with rape, Northumbria Police said
Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger

A former Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions in relation to an upcoming rape trial.

  • Share
  • Go To

Ex-Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger, 22, was arrested in the early hours of this morning.

He was reportedly held outside Newcastle's Tup Tup Palace Nightclub at 2.30am.

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 Town in League One, is due in court later this month. He denies raping a woman at a hotel in Newcastle in January last year.

Magistrates at a previous court appearance granted him bail, but he was ordered to stay out of the Northumbria Police area.

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in World News