Carroll arson arrest

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A MAN has been arrested in relation to an alleged arson attack on a car owned by England footballer Andy Carroll when it was in Ponteland.

The former Newcastle United star’s new Range Rover was set alight in October outside the Darras Hall home of his team-mate Kevin Nolan.

Mr Carroll was staying at the Newcastle captain’s home as a condition of his bail after being charged with assaulting his former girlfriend Laurie Henderson. The charge was later dropped.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “On Tuesday, police arrested a 33-year-old man from the Whitley Bay area in connection with an arson that happened in Darras Road, Ponteland, on October 20, 2010.”

He has been bailed until August.