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England player allegedly 'arrested on suspicion of rape' - report

By Liam Heagney
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An unnamed England rugby player – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has reportedly been arrested on the suspicion of raping a teenager last weekend. Sportsmail have reported on Tuesday evening that the player was detained by police on Sunday following an alleged attack at a nightclub the day before.  

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The Sportsmail report read: “The man was arrested, and a 41-year-old woman was also held on suspicion of administering a substance with intent to cause a sexual offence. Both have been released on bail while detectives continue their investigations.”

The report on the incident involving the unnamed England player also included comments from a police spokesperson. “Officers were called shortly before 11am on Sunday, January 9, to a report of a sexual assault on a female. A woman in her late teens was reported to have been sexually assaulted. 

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A man was arrested on suspicion of rape and a woman was arrested on suspicion of administering a substance with intent to cause a sexual offence. 

“Both have since been released on bail as enquiries continue and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up by detectives.”

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