A Premier League footballer has been arrested in north London on charges of rape. The Telegraph reported on Monday.
The player, who was scheduled to play for his country in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, was arrested at a Burnett address on Monday.
The player, whose name is not being released for legal reasons, is currently in custody and is being questioned about the alleged attack.
Scotland Yard confirmed in a statement that the player had been taken into custody on Monday morning.
“On July 4, police were notified of the rape of a 20-year-old woman,” Met Police said in a statement. “It is known that the alleged rape took place in June 2022.”
Police said the man had been arrested “She was taken into custody at an address of Barnett on suspicion of rape and where she resides.”
“The situation is under investigation,” officials added.
New Premier League The season will start on August 5 and the players will play 2022 World Cup With his country in Qatar this winter.
The player’s club has been contacted by The Telegraph, but declined to comment.