Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

A Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault following an incident at a nightclub in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Brighton & Hove Albion star, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was one of two men taken into custody.

The Premier League club said in a statement: ‘Brighton & Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence.

‘The matters is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.’

A statement from Sussex Police confirmed: ‘Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday.

‘A man in his 40’s and a man in his 20’s, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody at this time.

‘The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.’

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