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  • 28 April 2014, 2:14

Nile Ranger To Be Questioned Over 'Assault'

Police want to interview a former Premiership footballer in connection with an alleged assault on a woman and criminal damage at an apartment block.

Ex-Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger, who now plays for League One side Swindon Town, faces questioning after a building management company contacted officers.

The Wiltshire force says the firm has handed it CCTV footage of a man "kicking and smashing a door and lift" and "punching a female".

Police said around £2,000 worth of damage was caused to a lift door, wall and glass panel at a block of flats in Gordon Gardens in the centre of Swindon on April 13.

The force said a 23-year-old man would be "contacted via his solicitor for interview by appointment".

Officers also said they wanted to speak to the woman in the CCTV footage.

A spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said: "Police were contacted on April 23 by a building management company to report criminal damage at a residential address in Gordon Gardens, Swindon.

"The company were visiting to assess damage reported by residents to have happened on April 13 at approximately 4am.

"Damage caused is in the region of £2,000 of a lift door, a wall and a glass panel which was smashed.

"During the course of enquiries the company have supplied the police with a copy of CCTV of the incident which shows a man kicking and smashing the door and lift, and at one point punching a female who was with him.

"Police have been making enquiries to locate the suspect.

"As a result a man, aged 23, from Gordon Gardens in Swindon will be contacted via his solicitor for interview by appointment in connection with the criminal damage and assault."

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