Andrew Carroll, the 19 year-old Newcastle striker, who was born across the River Tyne in Gateshead, has been given a caution by police.
Andy Carroll – not the first time he’s been in trouble
This follows an incident last weekend in Pudding Chare, a narrow street near Newcastle’s Bigg Market bars, and the 6ft 3ins player was taken from the scene by officers at 2.30am last Sunday for questioning.
A Northumbria police spokeswoman later said:
“On Sunday, September 14, police were called to the Pudding Chare at 2.26am, to a report that a woman had been assaulted.”
“Officers attended and a 19-year-old man was arrested and later accepted a police caution for assault.”
Carroll, who is currently in the England Under-19 side, was in trouble last November when he breached curfew at the England Under-19 camp and was immediately sent home, only to receive a blast from then manager Big Sam Allardyce.
Carroll’s arrest is even more bad publicity for the club, which is in crisis right now by the loss of manager Kevin Keegan, and the subsequent fans’ revolt against billionaire London owner Mike Ashley.
We’re not sure who exactly is running the club right now, since the Board don’t turn up for the games, and don’t speak to Newcastle supporters. We assume somebody is helping out Chris Hughton at the club.
It’s hardly surprising the team has already sunk into the bottom three in the league, and we just have to hope we can get a buyer for the club rather quickly, so some semblance of normalcy can return to the club.
But these actions by Carroll don’t help anybody or anything.