Married Premier League player arrested on suspicion of child sex offences


EXCLUSIVE: Married Premier League player arrested on suspicion of child sex offences, with club suspending the 31-year-old while police investigate the allegations

  • The Premier League player was arrested on Friday by Greater Manchester Police 
  • The 31-year-old footballer, who is married, has since been released on bail 
  • Player’s Premier League club have since confirmed they have suspended him

A married Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences, it emerged on Monday night.

The 31-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been suspended by his club while police investigate the allegations.

He was arrested last Friday by Greater Manchester Police before being released on bail.

A married Premier League player was arrested last Friday on suspicion of child sex offences

In a statement, 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.’

A spokesman for his club said: ‘We can confirm we have 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.’

On Monday night, the player’s agent declined to comment.

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