EPL star arrested for child sex offences

English Premier League

A Premier League star has reportedly been arrested over alleged child sex offences.

According to the Daily Mail, an English top-flight player, who has not been named due to an ongoing investigation, was arrested on Friday after police raided his home earlier this month looking for evidence. 

Per The Sun, a source revealed that "several items were seized by cops" and that the player "was questioned in relation to very serious offences". 

"Officers arrested a man on Friday, 16 July 2021, on suspicion of child sex offences" a statement issued by the Greater Manchester Police read.

"He is on police bail pending further enquiries."

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While the identity of the player in question and the club he represents remains unknown for legal reasons, it is understood that his club has released a statement, saying they "can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation.

"The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time." 

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