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Premier League Footballer Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping Woman In Her 20s

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An international footballer who plays in the Premier League has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Metropolitan Police arrested a 29-year-old man at an address in Barnet, London, on Monday after receiving a report of a rape of a woman in her 20s.

Officers said the incident was alleged to have happened in June and they were continuing to investigate the circumstances.

The arrestee could not be named for legal reasons.

Police said in a statement: “On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police. It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022.

Kai Havertz of Chelsea clears the ball from a corner during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on December 01, 2021 in Watford, England.

“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.”

The man reportedly is said to be a Premier League footballer who was due to play in the Qatar World Cup in November.

His arrest made it unclear whether he would play in his club’s pre-season fixtures which start next week ahead of the first match of the 2022/23 Premier League season on 5 August. The player’s position in upcoming international matches was also left in doubt.

Several Premier League players have been arrested on rape or sexual assault claims in recent years, including Mason Greenwood and Benjamin Mendy.

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Brighton and Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma was arrested in October on suspicion of sexual assault and in August, an unnamed Everton player was arrested on child sexual offences.

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