Worrying reports on Wednesday evening have emerged which suggest a player for Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
That’s according to The Times’ crime reporter John Simpson, who has claimed the sporting star, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The unknown player, who is understood to be in his 20s, was reportedly arrested following an assault that allegedly took place at a seafront nightclub.
BREAKING @OfficialBHAFC footballer in is 20s arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at seafront nightclub in the early hours of this morning. Player cannot be named for legal reasons.
Sussex police confirm man in his 20s and co-accused in his 40s arrested.
— John Simpson (@thejohnsimpson) October 6, 2021
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