A Premier League football player has been suspended by his club after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex offences. The player cannot be named for legal reasons.
He was arrested last week by Greater Manchester Police and bailed pending further enquiries. Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences.”
“He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”
His club issued a short statement which read:
“The club 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.”