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Premier League player arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

Player – who has not been named – has been suspended by his club pending a police investigation; club says it will “support the authorities” but will not provide “any further statement at this time”; Attorney General warns social media users over potential for post of contempt.

A Premier League player has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

The man was arrested on Friday and has been bailed while police continue to investigate.


The player’s club has confirmed he has been suspended pending the police investigation.

They added: “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”

Contempt of court warning for social media users

The Attorney General has issued a warning to people who might post messages regarding the case on social media.

“Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and everyone deserves a fair trial,” said The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.

“A mis-judged 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.

“The Attorney General’s Office will monitor the situation and we will review any contempt of court allegations made to us.”

The Attorney General’s Office recently ran a campaign, entitled #ThinkBeforeYouPost, warning against the consequences of prejudicing the judicial process via social media.

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