The Police have arrested a Premier League player on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment.
According to the Daily Mail, the player, who couldn’t be named due to legal reason was arrested over an alleged incident that occurred last month at his house.
He was arrested at his home on Wednesday morning and later released pending further police inquiries.
Having denied any wrongdoing and all allegations made against him, no charges have been filed against him yet.
The Police in a statement said he was issued a fine as well for breaking COVID-19 protocol after being found with a woman at the time of the arrest.
“A man was arrested on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment. He has since been released under investigation pending further inquiries.
“Two people, a woman and a man, who were present at the address at the time of the warrant were also issued with fixed penalty notices for Covid-19 breaches.”
Meanwhile, media outfits are often restricted from revealing names of police suspects until this information is formally released by police, the CPS, or until a prosecution has taken place.
Police will rarely officially release names, unless under specified circumstances, such as a threat to life, the prevention of crime, or to preserve public confidence.
The new practices have shifted since the 2013 Leveson Inquiry, which investigated the practices of the press. In the resulting report, Lord Levenson stated that arrested suspects should not be named “save in exceptional and clearly identified circumstances”.
The arrest of Premier League footballers in 2020
Earlier this year, 19-year-old Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape, and later released on bail.
His arrest took place after a model, whom he had invited to his home, was taken to hospital.
According to reports, the Metropolitan Police officers reached Hudson-Odoi’s apartment after being called with an ambulance also arriving at the scene.
The Sun reports that the 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape before being taken into police custody. He was later released on bail to return on a date in mid-June.
“Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday, 17 May to a report of an unwell woman. When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to the hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June.”
Police returned to the forward’s house later on Sunday in a bid to continue their investigations into the matter.
It was gathered that the teenage winger connected with the woman online before inviting her to his home. He had even sent a vehicle to pick her up.
The Manchester United center-back was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and attempted bribery on his summer holiday in Greece.
The 27-yer-old was handed a 21-month suspended sentence which he appealed.
The defender was arrested alongside his brother Joe Maguire and their friend Christopher Sharman. The trio were all found guilty after a trial in Syros, Greece.
Earlier, the Greek police alleged that the three defendants were involved in an altercation with officers on the island and that bribery was attempted after they were taken to the police station.
It was gathered that the altercation which led to their arrest started after an incident with another group, who they believed had injected his sister Daisy with a suspected ‘date rape’ drug.