Ranger in shock St James' exit after leaving Newcastle by 'mutual consent'
19:13 GMT, 1 March 2013
19:15 GMT, 1 March 2013
Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
The 21-year-old was in late January released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape.
A statement from the club tonight said: 'Newcastle United can confirm that Nile Ranger has today left the club by mutual consent.'
Ranger posted on his Twitter page that he is 'happy' at the decision.
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Gone: Troubled striker Nile Ranger has left Newcastle United by 'mutual consent'
Newcastle star Ranger to appear in court following arrest for criminal damage at ex-girlfriend's flat
08:55 GMT, 24 September 2012
Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been charged with criminal damage after a bust-up at his former girlfriend’s flat on Sunday.
Police were alerted to reports of a row at around 5.30am.
They found the front door in Enfield, North London, had been smashed off its hinges.
Court date: Nile Ranger is set to be in court for criminal damage
The 21-year-old striker was arrested at the scene.
His black Range Rover, which has his nickname, Power Ranger, on the doors, is believed to have been parked nearby.
A source told The Sun: 'The front door was smashed down. It was flat on the floor. A man was heard shouting ‘I love you’.
'Police found a girl in the flat who was very scared.'
Police said Ranger would appear at Enfield Magistrates Court on Monday.