Former Premier League footballer arrested for breaching bail terms ahead of rape trial
A former Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions in relation to an upcoming rape trial.
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."
Magistrates at a previous court appearance granted him bail, but he was ordered to stay out of the Northumbria Police area.