Brighton player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Brighton statement: "Brighton & 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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Image: The Brighton & Hove Albion player was arrested on Wednesday morning

A Brighton & Hove Albion player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has been released on conditional bail until November 3.

The player, in his 20s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at a nightclub in Brighton on Wednesday morning.

A man in his 40s was also arrested, and he too has been granted conditional bail.

A Sussex Police statement read: "A man in his 40s and a man in his 20s, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and have been released on conditional bail until November 3 while enquiries continue.

"The victim is receiving specialist support from officers."

A Brighton statement said: "Brighton & 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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