Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault 10 months ago

Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

A Premier League footballer in his 20s has been arrested

A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after being removed from a nightclub on the South Coast in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Due to legal reasons, the player cannot be named at this time.

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The Brighton and Hove Albion player, in his 20s, was arrested alongside a man in his 40s following reports of a sexual assault.

A spokesman for Sussex police said: “Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday. A man in his forties and a man in his twenties, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody at this time.”

In a statement released this evening, the club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence. The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”

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According to The Times, the incident took place in a public area of the venue. The player in question is understood to have strongly denied the allegations.

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