Footballer Arrested On Suspicion Of Breaching Bail

20 March 2012, 10:59

Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger's been arrested on suspicion of breaching his bail conditions.

The 20 year old was picked up by police in Newcastle city centre at 11:17pm last night (Monday 19th March).

He's waiting to go on trial after he denied assaulting 4 people on a night out in Newcastle.

He's charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of assault by beating against two police officers.

Ranger, of Forest Hall in North Tyneside, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court last month to deny the charges, which relate to alleged incidents on 27th August 2011.

He's due to go on trial in the week commencing 26th June.

Judge Guy Whitburn agreed to continue the footballer's conditional bail which bars him from entering central Newcastle except when he is picked to play a home game for Newcastle United.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: 
"At 11.17pm on Monday a 20-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail conditions. He will appear at Newcastle Magistrates Court this morning." 

Ranger's appeared in front of Magistrates in relation to the claims he broke the terms of his bail and will be back in court tomorrow (Wednesday 21st March) to face a charge of being drunk and disorderly - after he was arrested in October 2011 in Newcastle's Cathedral Quarter.

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