A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse offences. The player was arrested last Friday and interviewed by police before he was released on bail.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further inquiries.”

The footballer has been suspended by his club while the investigation continues.

Everton released the following statement on Monday night but declined to confirm whether it was the same player who had been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

The statement read: “Everton can confirm it has 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.”



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