Seven players of the Crewe Alexandra Football Club have been released on bail after they were arrested for alleged sexual assault.
The League One club were in Cornwall for a pre-season training camp where the incident is said to have taken place. All the seven suspects have been interviewed by the police and they have been released on bail until further notice. However, the players have been told to visit the police station in the first week of October.
Crewe were celebrating a friendly 2-1 win at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth and it is not known whether the incident took place at the same hotel or the neighbouring nightclub, Twilight Zone.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman confirmed the arrests and said: “At 4.30am [Saturday], police in Redruth received a complaint of sexual assault against a woman aged in her early 20s.”
“The incident is alleged to have occurred at a property in Redruth. As a result of inquiries, five men aged 35, 19, 18 and two aged 24 were arrested in connection with the incident.”
“They remain in custody centres in Camborne and Newquay. Earlier this evening, a sixth man was arrested in Cheshire, aged 21 years. He will be taken back to Cornwall where he will be formally interviewed.”
“The club also confirmed the arrest of the players as a spokesman for the club said: “I can confirm some players have been arrested.”
“From what we know there are three arrested and two helping with inquiries over an alleged sexual assault.”
“The details are a bit sketchy so we can’t really comment at the moment.”
Source: Daily MailPublished 08 Jul 2013, 12:23 IST