The English Premier League (EPL) has again been marred by controversy as the footballer, who is part of England’s top flight, faced two more rape charges after being arrested on suspicion of rape. The Premier League footballer has been arrested again after allegations of two incidents of rape against another woman.
According to a report in The Guardian, said player is a prominent member of his current club and was arrested by London Metropolitan Police on Monday on suspicion of raping a woman last month. He was arrested at his home in north London and released on bail after questioning.
He was arrested again on Tuesday July 5 after two more rape allegations were made against him by another woman. According to the report, the two incidents happened in April 2021 and June 2021. In a statement, London’s Metropolitan Police said they were investigating the circumstances after two further allegations were made against him.
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“On July 4, an allegation of rape of a woman in her twenties was reported to the police. The alleged rape was reported to have occurred in June 2022. On July 4, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody,” police said. Metropolitan London in a statement.
“While in police custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape allegedly committed in April and June 2021 against another woman in her twenties. He was later released on bail until a date in August. Investigations into the circumstances are ongoing,” he added.
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It is not the first time this year that a Premier League footballer has been arrested for rape. Earlier this year, young Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood was arrested by Manchester police after his girlfriend brought sexual assault charges against him.
Greenwood’s girlfriend, Harriet Robson, had shared videos and photos of herself on Instagram where blood dripped from her injured lips. Greenwood’s bail has currently been extended by Greater Manchester Police as the investigation into the case is still ongoing. Meanwhile, Greenwood has been suspended from all football by Manchester United pending the outcome of his trial.
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