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Rugby: a former England international accused of rape of a teenage girl

2022-01-12T10:53:09.136Z

A former English rugby player, an "international star", has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl, according to the PA news agency and the Daily ...



A former England rugby player, an "

international star

", has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl, according to the PA news agency and the

Daily Mail

. The tabloid reports that the player, whose name has not been released for legal reasons, was arrested on Sunday following an attack at a Manchester nightclub the day before. A 41-year-old woman was also arrested for administering a substance with the intention of causing a sexual assault.


Both have been released on bail while the investigation continues.



A police spokesperson, quoted by the

Daily Mail

, said: “

Officers were called shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday January 9 to report a sexual assault on a young woman.

Another tabloid, The

Sun

, reports that the alleged victim, who had planned to take a taxi home, would have agreed to be accompanied by the player.

He then allegedly brought her to a property where they would have spent the night.

The next morning at around 11 a.m., the owner of the house found the girl in a state of confusion and called the police.

The English Federation (Rugby Football Union) declined to comment.

Source: lefigaro

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