Premier League ace arrested on Monday ‘asleep as cops swooped mansion at 3am’

The Premier League footballer who was arrested on suspicion of rape was asleep when police entered his home at 3am, according to reports.

The footballer, 29, was allegedly asleep at his home in north London when six police cars arrived, according to The Sun. He was taken into custody as enquiries continued, but later released on bail.

The player has now been accused of two more counts of rape against a different woman. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.

"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.

"He has subsequently been released on bail to a date in August. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

The player's club are understood to be aware of the situation.

It is unclear whether the player will take part in the pre-season fixture schedule, with the new Premier League season due to begin on August 5.

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