An unnamed Premier League player who was arrested on child sex offences last year has had his bail extended until April 17.
The man was originally arrested on July 16, 2021. This is the fourth time that his bail has been extended as the police continue their investigation of the footballer.
The player’s club has previously made a statement explaining that they had suspended their player pending the police investigation.
A statement by the club read: “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”
Speaking about the investigation, the British Attorney General urged people not to post messages on social media that could damage the case.
“Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and everyone deserves a fair trial,” said The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.
“A misjudged tweet or post could have grave repercussions and interfere with a trial.
“It could mean a trial is delayed or at worst stopped, because a fair trial isn’t possible.
“So I would caution everyone, don’t get in the way of justice being done.
“The Attorney General’s Office will monitor the situation and we will review any contempt of court allegations made to us.”