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24th Apr 2024

Two Premier League players arrested on suspicion of rape

Charlie Herbert

Josh Baker

They have been released on bail

Two Premier League players have been arrested in connection with an alleged rape.

The footballers, who are both 19 and play for the same club, were arrested released on bail after being interviewed by police.

Their club has declined to comment.

A statement from a police spokesperson said: “Officers have arrested two men following a report of a rape.

“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and aiding and abetting a rape. A second 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape.

“Both men have since been released on police bail.”

The allegations were first reported by the Sun, which said the alleged attack took place on Friday.

According to the publication, one of the players was spoken to by police at a stadium before he was arrested later that night.

He was spoken to on suspicion of assault and aiding and abetting a rape.

The other player was arrested the following day and questioned on suspicion of rape.

It is not known if the players have been suspended by their club.

In 2022, the Premier League introduced mandatory sexual consent training for players and staff.

Last year a Premier League footballer and was questioned by police after a woman spoke out against him in relation to a sex attack, whilst a manager in the league was also questioned by police over the alleged rape of a teenage girl in a separate incident.