Titus Bramble arrested on suspicion of rape
The Sunderland AFC defender was detained after the alleged rape of a young woman was reported to police in the early hours of this morning. Bramble, 29, a former England under-21 player, was being quizzed by detectives investigating the alleged attack at a Newcastle city centre hotel. Premier Leagues best players: How did the clubs vote?Evertons Steven Pienaar burgled during Premier League match against TottenhamTitus Bramble to be reunited with Steve Bruce at SunderlandLiverpool feel they have finishing power to regain their perchCalum Davenport: man charged with GBH after footballer attackA Northumbria Police spokesman said: ''Police received a report of a rape of a woman at a city centre hotel in Newcastle in the early hours. ''Two men, aged 29 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of rape.'' The former Ipswich and Newcastle defender was signed by Sunderland manager Steve Bruce from Wigan for a fee thought to be around £1 million in the summer. The second man arrested was Bramble's brother, Tesfaye Bramble, police confirmed. The 30-year-old striker, who has played international football for Montserrat, a British island in the Caribbean, plays for Eastern Counties League Premier Division club Leiston, in Suffolk. It is believed the alleged rape happened at the four-star Vermont Hotel, which has an entrance close to bars and nightclubs on Newcastle's quayside. A hotel spokesman refused to comment. Sunderland Football Club has so far not commented.
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