Newcastle United's Nile Ranger arrested after rape claim

Nile Ranger Ranger made his Premier League debut in 2010 for Newcastle United

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been questioned by detectives after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.

Northumbria Police said they received a call on Thursday that a woman had been raped overnight at a hotel in Jesmond in Newcastle.

A spokesman said a 21-year-old man had been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape.

He was later released on bail. A club spokeswoman declined to comment about the arrest.

Ranger, a former England under-19 international, has had spells on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

The forward made his Premier League debut for Newcastle in 2010.

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