Premier League footballer arrested by Met police on suspicion of rape

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<span>Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters</span>
Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters

A leading Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of rape and taken into custody by the Metropolitan police.

The 29-year-old was detained in the early hours of Monday and is being questioned by officers. A statement from Scotland Yard said that the alleged offence occurred last month.

“On 4 July an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police,” it read. “It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022.

“On 4 July a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody where he remains. Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

The player cannot currently be named.

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