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Brighton star arrested amidst sexual assault claim in seafront nightclub
By Ben Browning
Published: October 6, 2021 9:02 pm
Last Updated: October 7, 2021 2:43 pm
Sexual assault rampant in the Premier League
Sexual crime, or perhaps the reporting of sexual crimes, is sickeningly seemingly on the up this year, with three Premier league players now accused since the beginning of the season.
Benjamin Mendy, of course, is the most high-profile of these, due to stand trial in January for four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Statement from Cheshire police
“Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 & are alleged to have taken place between Oct 2020 & Aug 2021.”https://t.co/3GLVndSOOe
Meanwhile, Everton were forced to suspend one member of their squad, a man in his 30s, due to child sex offences, with a statement on their club website confirming:
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 statement at this time.
Sadly, this did not prove the last story in a concerning trend.
Brighton player latest to be accused
In a shocking report, it now seems that a Brighton star has been arrested “on suspicion” of sexual assault. The act happened inside Arch nightclub, and the player is now in police custody, report the Mirror.
The alleged act took place in a nightclub on the seafront in the early hours of Wednesday morning, although the player cannot be named for legal reasons.
🚨🚨🚨 | BREAKING: A Brighton footballer in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at a seafront nightclub in the early hours of this morning
In a press release, Sussex police also confirmed that the player, in his 20s, was not alone, with another man in his 40s too arrested in the early hours.
BREAKING @OfficialBHAFC footballer in is 20s arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at seafront nightclub in the early hours of this morning. Player cannot be named for legal reasons.
Sussex police confirm man in his 20s and co-accused in his 40s arrested.
“Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence.
“The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”
Oh dear. ‘@OfficialBHAFC are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence. The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.’