A leading Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape has been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape against a different woman.
The player has been released on bail until August by the Metropolitan police after questioning and inquiries are ongoing.
The 29-year-old, who is a high-profile member of his side but is not being named for legal reasons, was arrested in the early hours of Monday at his north London home on suspicion of an alleged offence to have occurred last month . The two further claims pertain to dates in April 2021 and June 2021.
A statement from Scotland Yard read: “On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police. It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022. On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody.
“While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in April and June of 2021 against a different woman in her 20s. He has previously been released on bail to a date in August. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
The player’s status in his club’s pre-season preparations is unclear.