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Everton suspend footballer arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

Everton suspend footballer arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

A Premier League football player in England was arrested on suspicion of alleged sex crimes against children. The football player in question is a member of the Everton club.

A Premier League football player in England was arrested on suspicion of alleged sex crimes against children on 16 July. The player in question is a member of Everton, the English Premier League club, and has already been suspended by the club pending further investigation. Everton released a statement on Monday, confirming that the club “has suspended a first-team player”.

The arrested player was Gylfi Sigurdsson, who plays for the Iceland team. Another report in Iceland’s Stundin newspaper claimed that several British newspapers had reported the arrest before, without mentioning Gylfi’s name.

“Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation. The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” Everton said in its statement.

Greater Manchester police arrested Gylfi Sigurdsson earlier this month. Greater Manchester police confirmed the arrest of a 31-year-old man on suspicion of sexual crimes against children in a publicly released statement. The accused player was released on bail “pending enquiries.” Police have previously revealed some details about the accused to the media, including the fact that he is a millionaire who plays for a Premier League club and also regularly represents his country.

“Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries,” Greater Manchester police said in a statement.