Newcastle United’s 21 year old striker Andy Caroll had his Chrome plated Range Rover significantly burnt outside team mate Kevin Nolan’s house in a recent arson attack just days before he faced charges for assaulting his former girlfriend.
Now, the story gets very confusing as the motive for the attack is not known. Caroll was arrested after police were called to his home where an 18 year old girl had suffered head injuries in mysterious circumstances. As part of the bail agreement, Caroll has been staying with team mate Kevin Nolan.
Caroll bought the car after signing a new 5 year contract extension with Newcastle. The top of the range SUV had high tech gadgets including game consoles for the back seat passengers.
Caroll was last week ordered by the court to live with Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan until the matter is resolved. A Northumbria police spokeswoman confirmed the car fire saying:
“Police received a report from the fire and rescue service of a fire outside an address in Darras Hall.
“Officers attended and a Range Rover was found to be on fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire and rescue service and no-one was injured.
“The garage door of the property was also vandalised.
“Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.”
Further hearings are scheduled for January with the court being told that Caroll would claim self defense.
Caroll is a product of the Newcastle United academy and made his first team debut in November 2006 at the age of 17. Three months later, he made his Premier League debut.
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