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Titus Bramble arrested on suspicion of rape

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been arrested following the alleged rape of a young woman in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The incident is reported to have taken place at the four-star Vermont Hotel which is located near the bars and nightclubs of Newcastle’s quayside.

The former Newcastle player’s brother Tesfaye Bramble, who plays football for Eastern Counties League Premier Division club Leiston, was also arrested.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police 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.’

Sunderland FC have declined to make any comment.

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