Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape


A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The footballer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in north London.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.

The force said the alleged rape reportedly happened in June 2022.

In a statement, the met said the 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”.

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