Sale Sharks suspend player arrested on suspicion of rape of teenager
A Sale Sharks player has been suspended from the club following an arrest on suspicion of rape.
The Greater Manchester rugby union club has issued a short statement saying that the player in question has been suspended ‘until further notice’.
The individual, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Sunday 9 January following a report of a sexual assault of a teenager.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called shortly before 11am on Sunday January 9 to a report of a sexual assault on a female.
“A woman in her late teens was reported to have been sexually assaulted.
“A man was arrested on suspicion of rape and a woman was arrested on suspicion of administering a substance with intent to cause a sexual offence.
“Both have since been released on bail as enquiries continue and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up by detectives.”
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Sale Sharks have now issued a short statement, which says: “Sale Sharks have been made aware of an allegation against one of its players and the subsequent arrest of that player by Greater Manchester Police on Sunday 9th January 2022.
“The player in question has been suspended by Sale Sharks until further notice and is currently cooperating with police officers to assist in their investigation.
“As this matter is subject to a legal process there will be no further comment at this time.”
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