Newcastle United forward Nile Ranger has been arrested after a man was left with a suspected broken jaw and unconscious in an attack after a night out. Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of assault after the 33-year-old victim was found outside Cosy Joes Pub in Newcastle.
There has been no comment from Newcastle United, however sources have confirmed that the 20-year-old has been arrested.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “The injured man was unconscious and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary suffering from a suspected broken jaw.
“The offender made off and police carried out a search of the area.
“A 20-year-old man was arrested a short time later, nearby, on suspicion of assault and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
“Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them.”
Ranger move to Newcastle in July 2008 on a free transfer after being released by Southampton.