Brighton Premier League star arrested on suspicion of nightclub sexual assault

A Brighton and Hove Albion footballer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at a seafront nightclub.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 11:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 11:10 pm
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

The player in his 20s was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday after a women reported being sexually assaulted.

A statement from the football club read: "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.”

The player and a second man, said to be in his 40s, were both arrested. Neither can be named at this stage due to legal reasons.

A statement from Sussex Police read: "Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton, in the early hours of Wednesday (October 6).

"A man in his 40s and a man in his 20s, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody at this time.

"The victim is receiving specialist support from officers."