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.”