Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/premier-league” target=”_blank”>Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences. For legal reasons, the 31-year-old player cannot be identified. He was taken into custody and interrogated by the Greater Manchester Police before being released on bail.
The police raided the home of the player and the club suspended him indefinitely while they investigate the matter.
The Major Incident Team of Greater Manchester Police is believed to be the ones leading this case.
GMP released the following statement: “Officers arrested 31-year-old male on Friday 16th July 2021 under suspicion of child sex offenses.”
“He is currently being held on police bail while further inquiries are made.”
A spokesperson for the club stated that they could confirm that it had suspended a player from the first team pending an investigation by police.
“The club will continue supporting the authorities in their inquiries and will no longer be making any further statements at this point.”
Link” href=”https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9804037/Married-Premier-League-player-arrested-suspicion-child-sex-offences.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail report that the player in question’s agent has refused to comment.
Link” href=”https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-premier-league-footballer-arrested-24571071″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Daily Mirror: “This has caused a massive shock.
“Any allegations of child abuse are to be taken seriously, regardless of the fact that they were made.
“Clearly, this matter should be investigated thoroughly. These allegations will alarm everyone in the club, among the fans and the wider public.
“This is a case where we wait to see what the investigation leads us to.”
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Published Mon, 19 July 2021 21:59.00 +0000
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