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.
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.”
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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