Carroll charged with assault

The Newcastle striker was due to appear before Tynedale Magistrates
Court, Northumberland, this morning. Carroll, 21, wears the club’s
famous number nine shirt and won plaudits for his early season
form. A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Andrew Thomas
Carroll, 21, previously of Prestwick, Newcastle, has been charged
with assault. “He is due to appear before Tynedale Magistrates this
morning.”