A Premier League footballer has been arrested in north London on suspicion of rape in what was reportedly a dramatic 3am swoop by police.
The player, in his late 20s, cannot be named for legal reasons.
He was in custody being questioned on Monday night over an alleged attack which is said to have taken place towards the end of last month.
The footballer was said to have been quizzed by detectives for at least 15 hours, according to The Sun.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement: ‘On July 4, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.