NEWCASTLE United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The 21-year-old striker was arrested after a woman said she was sexually attacked in a Jesmond hotel.
The crime is believed to have taken place overnight between Wednesday into Thursday.
Police attended Ranger’s home in Forest Hall, North Tyneside, on Thursday and took him to police station for questioning.
A police spokesperson said: “On Thursday, January 24, 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.”