Brighton and Hove Albion player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

The footballer was arrested in the Sussex town after a woman was allegedly attacked

A Brighton and Hove Albion footballer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

Sussex Police said a man in his 20s and another man in his 40s were arrested after a woman was allegedly attacked at a venue in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday (6 October).

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What Sussex Police said

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday.

“A man in his 40s and a man in his 20s, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody at this time.”

What Brighton and Hove Albion FC said

The Premier League club confirmed a player was involved in the investigation.

A Brighton spokesperson said: “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.”

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