Police said the footballer was arrested and later released on bail.© AFP
A Premier League footballer who plays for Everton has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences, UK police said on Tuesday. The player – who is yet to be named – was arrested on Friday before being interviewed by officers, news agency AFP reported. He has been released on bail. “Officers arrested a man on Friday July 16, 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further inquiries,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Tuesday.
Everton FC in a statement confirmed that the player has been suspended.
“Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation,” the club said in a statement.
“The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” it added.
With inputs from AFP
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