Premier League Footballer Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault

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A Premier League footballer from Brighton and Hove Albion has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. 

According to early reports, the alleged sexual assault is said to have taken place at a seafront nightclub in the early hours of Wednesday morning, October 6.

Due to legal reasons, the player cannot be named at this time.

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Little is known of the exact nature of the alleged incident that took place at the nightclub, but early reports suggest that the player was with another person who was involved in the alleged sexual assault. That person, aged 40, was also arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

The incident reportedly took place at The Arch nightclub on Brighton seafront and occurred in a public area of the venue.

The player is said to have strongly denied the sexual assault claims and Brighton and Hove Albion has assured the public that the player will work with the police during the investigation.

A spokesperson for Sussex police said:

Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday.

A man in his forties and a man in his twenties, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody at this time.

The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.

Brighton and Hove Albion has also released a statement:

Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence. The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact the Rape Crisis England and Wales helpline on 0808 802 9999 between 12pm–2.30pm and 7pm– 9.30pm every day. Alternatively, you can contact Victim Support free on 08 08 16 89 111 available 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas

Male Survivors Partnership is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. You can contact the organisation on their website or on their free helpline 0808 800 5005, open 9am–5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 8am–8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10am–2pm Saturdays

Topics: News, Brighton, Premier League, Sexual Assault

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