Nile Ranger arrested

  • Last Updated: February 12 2014, 23:51 GMT

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

Nile Ranger: Has been arrested
Nile Ranger: Has been arrested

Ex-Newcastle striker 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 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.