Premier League player further arrested on suspicion of rape, released on police bail

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A Premier League player has been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape, and subsequently released on bail.

The player, who is in his late twenties, cannot be named for legal reasons.

He was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping a woman in her twenties in June this year.

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that while in custody, the man had been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in 2021.

He has subsequently been released on bail.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "On July 4, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.

"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.

"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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