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Former Everton footballer arrested on suspicion of child sex offences is cleared of charges

The player, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, will face no further action

A former Everton player will not be charged after being arrested on suspicion of child sex offences in 2021, as per the Daily Mail.

The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been cleared and will face no further action, according to the police.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: “The investigation team and Crown Prosecution Service have been working together and reached the decision that the evidence available at this time does not reach the threshold set out on the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

“Greater Manchester Police is committed to investigating allegations to secure the best possible outcomes for all involved and will continue to work with partner agencies to ensure individuals are supported throughout investigations and beyond.”

The player had been held by the police in July 2021, before being released on bail, which was extended around 12 months ago. Magistrates approved an application for the extension, which was to last up until July 2022.

The player was suspended by Everton immediately, which the club confirmed in a statement at the time.

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

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