Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has car seized in fraud investigation

The Ivory Coast international was arrested on suspicion of fraud

British man charged over Facebook threat to kill 200 people in America

A 24-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill after allegedly posting on Facebook he would kill 200 people in America.

Demba Ba

'Racial abuse' of Chelsea striker Demba Ba on Facebook leads to arrest

A 39-year-old man from Gateshead was detained

Nile Ranger has only just returned to first-team action

Newcastle striker Nile ranger arrested on suspicion of rape

The Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was today arrested on suspicion of rape.

Six in hospital after taking hallucinogenic drugs

One man was seriously ill and five others in hospital after taking a hallucinogenic drug today.

Flash point: Aleksandar Kolarov

Aleksandar Kolarov will face no action over alleged racism

Manchester City defender was accused following altercation with fans

Black Dog Strangler Phillip Westwater captured after breakout

A convicted killer who escaped from a treatment centre was found last night after he was recognised by a member of the public.

Black Dog Strangler Phillip Westwater escapes from secure hospital

A convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler has escaped from a secure hospital, police said tonight.

Flash point: Aleksandar Kolarov

Now Kolarov is caught in race storm

Police probe Manchester City's Serbian defender after apparent row with fan brandishing an Albanian flag

Aleksandar Kolarov was substituted against Newcastle

Police to investigate 'report of racist language' against Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse after Manchester City star Aleksandar Kolarov became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator at St James' Park.

Stan Collymore works for Channel 5

Man in custody over 'racist' tweets targeting Stan Collymore

A man has been arrested after ex-footballer Stan Collymore was allegedly racially abused on Twitter.

Police to investigate death threats for Sunderland's Irish winger James McClean over poppies

McClean chose not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt last weekend against Everton

Radio presenter Simon Conway threatened with arrest after trying to gain access to playgrounds in child safety investigation

A radio presenter was threatened with arrest and posters with his face on put up in schools after he tried to investigate pupil safety.

Anton Ferdinand joined his brother Rio and refused to wear the shirt

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle hopeful of discussions over Kick It Out

PFA chairman and Kick It Out ambassador Clarke Carlisle hopes the decision of some players not to wear anti-racism t-shirts will prompt discussions rather than punishments.

Police to investigate allegations of racial abuse at bitter derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United

Police have begun an investigation into an allegation of racist abuse at the bitter Premier League derby between Sunderland and Newcastle United today.

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