Premier League star is arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

A Brighton player has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

The player, in his 20s, was one of two men taken into custody following an incident at a nightclub on the seafront in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He cannot be named for legal reasons and was arrested along with a man in his 40s.

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

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

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

Brighton said: ‘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 (06 October).

‘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.’

According to the Sun, the player had been ‘partying with a friend’ at a bar in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday when he was arrested. 

The paper reports the star was then detained by officers before being led away in handcuffs at around 2am.

An insider reportedly told the Sun: ‘The club was packed — it was a popular student night, especially with freshers in town.

‘People were starstruck to see him in the club. They were even more shocked to see him later being led away in handcuffs outside the club.’ 

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