Tyne & Wear

Newcastle's Rolando Aarons charged over bar brawl

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Image caption Aarons joined Newcastle United in 2012

Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons is to face a charge of violent disorder over a bar brawl in the city.

The 21-year-old has been summonsed to court following a fight at Livello in October.

Police said "a large altercation" broke out at the club which resulted in a number of people being arrested.

The Jamaican-born winger, who has made five first-team appearances for the EFL Championship leaders, is due in court on 4 April.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said one man was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

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Image caption The brawl happened at Livello in Newcastle city centre

Two other men, aged 21 and 22, and two women aged 23 and 45 have also been summonsed for violent disorder.

Two men, aged 22 and 23, have been summonsed for violent disorder and assault.

All seven have been granted bail.

Aarons, who joined the Magpies in 2012, made his first senior outing during pre-season in July 2014 and scored away at German club Schalke.

He has been unable to play since November as the result of a knee injury.

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