QPR Striker Loic Remy Arrested on Suspicion of Rape
Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy was arrested in connection with a suspected rape, reports the BBC.
Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is arrested on suspicion of rape, police say— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 15, 2013
Goal.com provided more information on the developing situation, which is believed to involve two other men and a 34-year-old woman. The alleged incident took place on May 6 in London and was reported the following day.
Metropolitan Police confirmed Remy and two others are in custody. A spokesman released the followed statement in the report:
"Officers from Sapphire are investigating an allegation of rape which happened on 6 May in the west London area.
"The allegation was passed on to the MPS by Kent Police on 8 May after the 34-year-old female victim reported it to them on the previous day, 7 May.
"The victim alleges she was raped by three men.
"On the morning of Wednesday, 15 May three men, [A] aged 26; [B] aged 23; [C] 22 yrs, were arrested at an address in Fulham on suspicion of rape - they remain in custody at a west London police station."
Remy is a 26-year-old forward who joined QPR from Marseille during the January transfer window. He leads the relegation-bound club with six goals in Premier League play. He scored the club's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle last weekend.
The French international is also considered one of the Hoops' most valuable players heading into the summer. James Dickenson of the Daily Express had previously reported Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham were all showing interest in the striker.
It's unclear this early in the process how the situation will impact any potential transfer. The case remains in the beginning stages. "A spokesperson for QPR said the club was 'aware of the allegations' but could not comment while the police investigation was continuing, according to BBC's staff. Representatives for Remy haven't provided any comment in the immediate aftermath of the arrest.
ESPN reports one of the men arrested along with Remy was his cousin. The other was a friend. No further information about the alleged encounter between the three men and the woman was provided in the reports.
Queens Park Rangers finish the Premier League campaign on Sunday with a road match against Liverpool. It's unknown whether the arrest will impact Remy's availability for the season finale.
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