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.
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."