A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and rape.
Sportsmail is aware of the player’s identity but is unable to reveal it for legal reasons.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at his home last month.
A Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment
The player was arrested there on Wednesday morning before being released as the police investigation continues.
Police issued a statement to Sportsmail on Thursday confirming the age of the suspect, and that officers had executed a warrant at the address and arrested a man ‘on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment’.
The statement added: ‘He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.’