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Premier League international arrested on suspicion of raping two women has bail extended

, Premier League international arrested on suspicion of raping two women has bail extended

A PREMIER League footballer under investigation for two alleged rapes has had his bail extended by the Met Police.

The player is accused of raping two women in separate attacks, one in June this year and one in April 2021.

The star was arrested on suspicion of rape in July

The international star, 29, was arrested at his North London home on suspicion of rape in July after an alleged victim came forward.

She claimed she was raped during a sunshine break in the Mediterranean in June.

The alleged victim fled her five-star resort and flew home to her friends and family.

She spoke to police on her return to the UK and attended a police station to make a full statement.

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She showed detectives photos that she claimed highlighted bruising on her body after the alleged attack.

After his initial arrest he was later re-arrested on suspicion of two more counts from April and June 2021.

Cops later decided not to pursue the latter of those two accusations.

He was bailed to August, which was then extended to this month and has now been extended again.

A magistrates court is likely to approve the extension and confirm the bail conditions next week.

It was previously reported that his club knew of the accusations last autumn, but that the player continued to play last season and has been a regular in 2022-23.

He was also reportedly due to play in the World Cup in Qatar next month.

The club confirmed in July that it would select him until further notice and that he would not be suspended.

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Neither the club nor the player are being named for legal reasons.

A statement from The Met said: “On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and taken into custody.

“While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in April and June of 2021 against a different woman in her 20s.

“The man was bailed until a date in early October but his bail has since been extended further – an exact date has yet to be confirmed.”

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