Tyne & Wear

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger in drink-driving charge

Nile Ranger
Image caption Nile Ranger was bailed pending the results of a blood test

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been charged with drinking and driving, police have confirmed.

The 20-year-old was arrested in an early morning incident in Newcastle city centre last month.

He was granted bail pending the outcome of a blood test and was charged on Thursday and told to appear before Newcastle magistrates on 10 November.

Another man aged 21 has also been charged with drinking and driving and driving without insurance.

The charges relate to an incident on 11 September in which the footballer's distinctive black and white Range Rover was allegedly driven off while Mr Ranger was talking to police.

The car was stopped nearby.

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