A PREMIER League star was arrested by police on suspicion of rape in a dramatic 3am nosedive.
The ace, in his 20s, was asleep when six police cars arrived at his mansion.
A woman, also in her 20s, reported the alleged attack and showed police photos of “bruising.”
Police arrested a top footballer after a woman accused him of raping her while on holiday in the Mediterranean.
The international star – one of the best players on his Premier League side – was handcuffed and taken into custody yesterday.
He was held on suspicion of rape after six police cars arrived at his multi-million pound gated mansion at 3am while he slept.
The well-known gamer – late 20s – spent at least 15 hours being questioned by detectives.
The ace, who was still in custody last night, had already started training and was due to fly with his club on a pre-season tour.
A woman in her 20s has claimed she was raped during a sun break last month.
The alleged victim had fled the five-star resort and flown home to her friends and family.
She spoke to police on her return to the UK – and on Sunday night she visited a police station and issued a full statement in support of her claims.
She showed Detectives photos that she claimed highlighted bruises on her body following the alleged attack. Just hours after she finished her statement, a huge police presence was seen at the star’s home.
The player was set to appear at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. Stunned footballers shared news last night as news of the rape allegations hit the WhatsApp groups of Premier League stars.
“Boss are stunned”
The arrest also sent shockwaves through the player’s club. Another insider told The Sun: “The allegations are of the utmost seriousness.
“The club bosses are stunned. The player should be on a pre-season tour. He will not side travel now.
“The law must be allowed to dictate what happens next. The player’s colleagues are absolutely speechless about this. It’s a hammer blow for the club, but the police have to do their job.”
Last night, Scotland Yard told The Sun: “The allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s has been reported to police. It was reported that the alleged rape took place in June.
“A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape at an address in London and taken into custody where he is being held. Investigations into the circumstances are ongoing.”
Last night, the arrested star’s club was contacted for comment.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5702048/football-ace-rape-arrested-victim-in-20s-attacked/ The Premier League star was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman while on holiday in the Mediterranean in a dramatic 3am nosedive