April 29, 2014
Football bad boy Nile Ranger has been filmed punching a woman in the face before smashing down a door outside his penthouse flat.
The shocking CCTV footage, passed to the Sunday Mirror, shows the former Newcastle United ace attacking a mystery brunette as he returns home with her after a night out.
Swindon Town forward Ranger, 23, became angry when he apparently lost his electronic key fob and could not get in to his luxury home.
The girl tries to calm the 6ft 2in star down, but he reacts by slapping her twice with his right hand as she tries to defend herself.
He then punches her with his left, causing her to fall against the wall. Ranger then breaks in to the apartment block by taking a run up and kicking the door in.
We handed the footage to Wiltshire Police and yesterday morning three panda cars arrived at his Swindon flat. But there was no sign of the £5,000-a-week star, who was injured and out of his League One side’s trip to Notts County.
Officers are due to quiz him over the next few days.
They have also urged the woman in the video to get in touch.
The film was handed over by a person who saw the footage when workers arrived to fix the door, which was damaged to the tune of £2,000.