Tyne & Wear

Court allows Newcastle's Andy Carroll to stay in hotel

Andy Carroll at Newcastle Crown Court
Image caption Andy Carroll has recently bought a new home

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has been given legal permission to stay in a hotel with his team-mates as they prepare for Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.

The player had been ordered to live at club captain Kevin Nolan's home in Northumberland, as part of his bail conditions for an alleged assault.

But Tynedale Magistrates agreed to allow him to move elsewhere, after hearing he had bought a new home.

Mr Carroll, 21, denied an assault charge at the court on 18 October.

After Sunday's match against Sunderland Mr Carroll must reside in his new home, which is currently being prepared, and must stay with his United team-mates in a hotel before matches when required by the club, the court in Hexham ruled.

The new address was not disclosed to the court.

The England under-21 international, whose original address was given as the Jesmond Dene Hotel, Newcastle, denied a single charge of assault against his former girlfriend Laurie Henderson at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, in the early hours of 17 October.

On Monday the player pleaded guilty to a separate assault charge after an incident at a Newcastle nightclub and was fined £1,000.

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