Brighton football star arrest: Police issue update on investigation into alleged sexual assault

The Brighton and Hove Albion player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at a seafront night club will remain on bail for at least another month.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 10:01 am

The player in his 20s and another man in his 40s — who both cannot be named for legal reasons — were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, October 6 after a woman reported being sexually assaulted.

The incident is alleged to have taken place at a seafront nightclub in Brighton.

The pair, from Brighton, were initially released on conditional bail by Sussex Police until November 3 but this has now been extended.

Brighton and Hove Albion FC

In a statement today (Wednesday, November 3), a spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “The bail date for both individuals has been extended to Monday, December 6 while investigations continue. No further information is available at this time.”

Click here to see what Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club said after the arrests were made and why the pair cannot be named.