Newcastle United Striker Nile Ranger Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

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By Ewan Palmer | January 25, 2013 10:38 PM EST

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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