Ex Newcastle United Player’s Trial Begins
Ex Newcastle United player Nile Ranger has now gone on trial accused of rape.
Ranger is accused of the offence which is claimed to have happend in January 2013 at the Carlton Hotel in Jesmond.
The twenty two year is now at Swindon and turned up at Newcastle Crown Court today for the start of his trial.
The trial judge told the jury;
“At the time he played for Newcastle, inevitably he acquired a celebrity status in the minds of some amongst members of the public and the media.
“The defendant’s on trial and you should approach him the same way you’d approach any other member of the public on trial for this allegation.”
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