Ex-Everton star arrested on suspicion of child molestation has dropped the case and will take no further action
A PREMIER League star faces no further action after being arrested on suspicion of child molestation.
The ex-Everton footballer, who cannot be legally named, was held by police in July 2021 before being released on bail.
In February, it was confirmed that prosecutors were considering whether or not to charge the international star.
But police announced today that he will take no further action after the case is dropped.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told The Sun Online: “The Crown investigative team and prosecutors have worked together and have concluded that the evidence currently available does not meet the threshold set out in the Code for Prosecutors of the Crown.
“Greater Manchester Police are committed to investigating allegations to ensure the best possible outcome for all involved and will continue to work with partner authorities to ensure individuals are supported throughout investigations and beyond.”
Police were rushed to the star’s home in July 2021, where “multiple items were confiscated.”
He was suspended by Everton while police investigated the allegations.
A statement from the team at the time said: “Everton can confirm they have suspended one player pending a police investigation.
“The club will continue to assist the authorities with their inquiries and is not commenting further at this time.”
The alleged offenses were described as “very serious” with an inquiry led by Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team.