Premier League footballer held over child sex allegations

WION Web Team
Manchester, United Kingdom Published: Jul 20, 2021, 04:32 PM(IST)

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Everton football club has claimed the 31-year-old member was a First-Team player who has been suspended after he was detained due to child abuse allegations 

A Premier League footballer was arrested after he was accused of indulging in child sex abuse.

The alleged footballer is a 31-year-old man, who has not been named yet, due to legal and moral reasons. He was reportedly detained by Greater Manchester Police.

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Liverpool-based Everton Football Club, later, released a statement confirming the footballer belongs to their club. The authorities have assured full cooperation with the officials.

"Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation. The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statements at this time," the statement read.

The player has, momentarily, been released on bail while the police conduct further investigation into the allegations.

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Meanwhile, the attorney general, Michael Ellis QC, has warned people to steer clear of spreading misinformation about the case on social media platforms. 

"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and everyone deserves a fair trial," Michael Ellis QC told the Guardian. "A misjudged tweet or post could have grave repercussions and interfere with a trial. It could mean a trial is delayed or at worst stopped because a fair trial isn’t possible – so I would caution everyone, don’t get in the way of justice being done."

(This is a developing story)

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