Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape questioned over more claims

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A Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape has been questioned over two further rape allegations.

The player is in his 20s but cannot be named for legal reasons.

The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that an allegation of rape was made by a woman in her 20s on 4 July.

That was regarding an alleged incident in June this year.

The man was arrested in Barnet, north London, on the same day.

Police said: "While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in April and June of 2021 against a different woman in her 20s.

"He has subsequently been released on bail to a date in August.

"Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

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