Breaking news: A Premier League footballer has been detained on suspicion of rape

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A football player of one of the English Premier Leagues has been detained on suspicion of rape, British media reports.

The player, in his late 20s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in north London in a 3am police raid on suspicion of rape.

The media reports that the footballer was interrogated for at least 15 hours over the alleged attack that took place at the end of last month.

Police said a woman in her 20s had been reported raped and that “the investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.”

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