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A married Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences, it emerged on Monday night.

The player, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been suspended by his club while police investigate the allegations.

He was arrested last Friday by Greater Manchester Police before being released on bail.

A married Premier League player was arrested last Friday on suspicion of child sex offences

A married Premier League player was arrested last Friday on suspicion of child sex offences

A married Premier League player was arrested last Friday on suspicion of child sex offences

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.’

A spokesman for his club said: ‘We can confirm we have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation.

‘The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.’

On Monday night, the player’s agent declined to comment.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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