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

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

The Metropolitan Police did not name the player, but said a man in his 20s who was arrested in Barnet, north London on Monday had been further arrested while in custody over additional claims.

A statement from the force read: “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.

A Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape has been questioned over two further allegations (Credit: Bicanski)

“On July 4, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody.

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“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.

“Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”