Swindon Town striker Nile Ranger to be questioned by police in connection with assault of a woman

Ranger wanted for questioning in connection with a woman being punched in the face and £2,000 worth of criminal damage to property

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Nile Ranger, the Swindon Town striker, is to be questioned by Wiltshire Police in connection with an assault on a woman and criminal damage to flats.

Police are looking to interview the footballer following the management company of the flats handing over CCTV footage.

The incident took place at Gordon Gardens, Swindon, on Sunday 13 April at around 4am.

Police were contacted by the building management company on 23 April to report criminal damage caused “in the region of £2000” to a lift door, a wall and a glass panel which was smashed, at a residential address in Gordon Gardens, Swindon.

Wiltshire Police said in a statement: "During the course of enquiries the company have supplied 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 woman.

"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.”

“We are keen to hear from the woman who was with the man on Sunday 13 April at 4am and would encourage her to come forward and speak to police.”