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Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll on assault charge

Andy Carroll
Mr Carroll will appear before magistrates later this month

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has been charged with assault following a fight at a nightclub.

A man suffered minor head injuries during the incident at Blu Bamboo in Newcastle's Bigg Market area on 7 December.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged.

Mr Carroll, 21, of Prestwick, Northumberland, will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 25 February.



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