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Newcastle United Striker Nile Ranger Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

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Nile Ranger (L) is being questioned on suspicion of rape (Reuters)
Nile Ranger (L) is being questioned on suspicion of rape (Reuters)

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The 21-year-old was arrested after police received a complaint from a woman alleging she had been sexually attacked in a hotel in Newcastle.

The striker was arrested at his home in Forest Hall, North Tyneside and taken to Wallsend police station. Ranger is still being questioned by police.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "A woman reported to police that she had been raped overnight at a hotel in Jesmond.

"A 21-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape."

The London-born striker has made 51 appearances for the Magpies and scored two goals. 

He has been capped 11 times at England under-19s level, scoring on his first international start against Bosnia on 27 May.

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