A 31-year-old Premier League footballer was arrested for alleged child sex offences on Friday, 16 July. The player has since been released on bail while investigations continue. His club confirmed the suspension of a first-team player.

PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALLER ARRESTED

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed the arrest on Friday, according to Manchester Evening News.

“Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday, 16 July 2021, on suspicion of child sex offences,” said a police spokesperson. “He is on bail pending further enquiries.”

Several items were taken from the player’s home as part of the investigation, according to The Sun.

Everton released a statement on Monday that said a first-team player had been suspended pending a police investigation.

“Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation,” said the club.

Everton said it would continue to support the authorities with their investigation and would not issue any further statements at this time.

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Presh JM Reporter

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