Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, arrested on suspicion of rape, released on bail

WION Web Team
London, United Kingdom Published: May 18, 2020, 05:42 PM(IST)

Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape on Sunday morning after a model, whom he invited to his home, was taken to hospital. Metropolitan Police officers reached the place of the incident at Hudson-Odoi’s apartment after being called by the woman with an ambulance also arriving at the scene soon.

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape on Sunday morning after a model, whom he invited to his home, was taken to hospital. Metropolitan Police officers reached the place of the incident at Hudson-Odoi’s apartment after being called by the woman with an ambulance also arriving at the scene soon.

The 19-year-old Hudson-Odoi was arrested by officers on suspicion of rape before being taken into police custody and then released on bail, as per a report in The Sun. 

A police spokesman said: 'Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday, 17 May to a report of an unwell woman.

'When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital.

'A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June.'
Police returned to Hudson-Odoi’s house later on Sunday in a bid to continue their investigations into the matter.

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As per the report, the young Chelsea forward connected with the woman online before inviting to his home. He had sent a vehicle to pick her up. However, the forward has been released on bail to return on a date in mid-June.

Hudson-Odoi was one of the first footballers to have been tested positive for COVID-19 in March. He was scheduled to return to group training by the end of the week given his tests come out perfectly fine.

'I had the virus which has cleared now. I fully feel good, I feel fit, so I am feeling back to myself so it is all good,' Hudson-Odoi said at the start of April.

'I had it [the illness] three weeks ago now I think, on a Monday when I felt a bit hot and I was thinking this is a bit unusual, why do I feel this hot. The next day I was feeling back to normal.

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'I thought it was just a minor temperature thing, but obviously it wasn't. I said to myself this wasn't actually that bad, the symptoms, and I said to myself 'I feel good, I feel better'.

'Everyone has been asking me how I have been which has been class from them. They have been showing me support and saying 'Cal, get well soon, I hope you are okay now'.

'It has been very warming and a good feeling to know you have got your team-mates behind you, backing you and making sure you are feeling well and encouraging you.' 

Hudson-Odoi signed a contract extension with Chelsea last season and wrapped up a reportedly whopping £180,000 per week deal with the Blues.

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