Everton suspend footballer arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

Toffees release a statement without providing any further details about the case

Everton have suspended an unnamed first team player pending a police investigation. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty

Everton have suspended an unnamed first team player pending a police investigation. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty

 

Everton have suspended an unnamed first team player pending a police investigation, the Premier League club said on Tuesday without providing any further details about the case.

“The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” Everton added in a statement on its website.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further inquiries.”

Everton, who appointed former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez as their new manager last month, are preparing for the new season after finishing 10th in the previous campaign.

They take on Southampton on August 14th at Goodison Park.

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