Everton have confirmed that a first-team player has been suspended pending a police investigation, which comes after it was reported that a Premier League player has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of child sex offenses.
Police are investigating the allegations against the player and Everton will support the authorities in their ongoing investigations into the matter.
The Daily Mail has reported that the arrest took place on Friday night, with the player’s home having already been raided by the police earlier in July in search of evidence.
It is said that the police seized several objects during the raid and the unnamed player was questioned in connection with “very serious crimes”. He was later allowed to return home after his interrogation after being released on bail pending further inquiries.
A Premier League player is under investigation on suspicion of alleged child sex offenses / Alex Livesey / Getty Images
The news is reported to have “stunned the locker room” for the player’s club, which is now perceived as Everton after the club’s statement.
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