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Premier League player arrested on suspicion of rape no longer investigated for one of three alleged incidents

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The Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape is no longer under investigation for one of the three alleged incidents.

The player was first detained at the beginning of July on suspicion of rape before being re-arrested on suspicion of two further sexual assaults.

But in a statement given to Sky Sports News on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that no further action will be taken in relation to the alleged offence in June 2021, though the individual remains under investigation for the other two alleged incidents in April 2021 and June 2022.

"On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police," a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

"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.

"No further action will be taken in relation to the offence in June 2021 but the investigation into the remaining offences is ongoing. The man was initially bailed until a date in August but his bail has since been extended to a date in early October."

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