Andy Carroll’s new car was set on fire while parked on the drive of team-mate Kevin Nolan’s house, last night, just after 7:00 pm.
Andy and Kevin – in better times
Andy has been told to live with Kevin Nolan for three months, after his most recent altercation in Hexham last Sunday, and he only took delivery of his new car last week.
Kevin Nolan, Newcastle’s captain, lives in Ponteland, and also had his garage door covered in graffiti, and this all happened last night, and unfortunately is yet another distraction for the Newcastle club this week.
Police were called to Kevin’s home after Carroll’s chrome-plated Range Rover was seen to be in flames on the drive. Andy had ordered the car a few months ago, and just happened to take delivery at the time he signed his new five year deal at the club last week.
Firefighters arrived at the house at just after 7:00 pm, and there was obscene grafati seen on the garage door. The obscenities have been quickly covered up, and security staff have since stood guard outside the house, to prevent further intruders gaining access or doing any more damage.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said today:
“A car was set on fire at 7.08pm on Wednesday, October 20.” “Police received a report from the fire and rescue service of a fire outside an address.”"Officers attended and a Range Rover was found to be on fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire and rescue service and no one was injured.”
“The garage door of the property was also vandalized. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 0345 043043 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555111.”
Carroll’s latest case, which was adjourned last Monday until January 10th next year, had a condition of his bail that he must live with Nolan at the Newcastle captain’s home, until at least his next court appearance.
This is even more unwanted distraction for the Newcastle club this week, after Andy Carroll’s latest altercation with the police.
We have to feel sorry for the Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, and he will be worried in case this type of thing escalates in the future, as the couple do have a beautiful little daughter, and will not want any more of this type of nonsense going on in their home.
It may be a good idea for the Newcastle club and the police to put some security around Kevin’s house while Andy is staying there – that seems like a sensible thing to do at this juncture.
And of course this latest event will not help the club’s preparations for the game at West Ham one little bit.