Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape: final details
A Premier League footballer has been arrested in north London on suspicion of rape, The Telegraph reported on Monday.
The anonymous player, who was due to play for his country at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, was arrested at an address in Barnet on Monday.
The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently in police custody and being questioned over an alleged attack.
Scotland Yard confirmed in a statement that the player was taken into custody in the early hours of Monday.
“On July 4, an allegation of the rape of a woman in her twenties was reported to police,” Met Police said in a statement. “The alleged rape was reported to have occurred in June 2022.”
Police say the man has been arrested “at an address in Barnet, suspected of rape and taken into custody where he remains”.
“Investigations into the circumstances are ongoing,” the officers added.
New premier league the season starts on August 5 and the player must play at World Cup 2022 with his country in Qatar this winter.
The player’s club have been contacted by The Telegraph, but they declined to comment.