England rugby union player arrested on suspicion of nightclub rape

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An England rugby union international has been arrested on suspicion of a rape offence at a nightclub, reports the Daily Star.

The player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is understood to have been brought into policy custody with a 41-year-old woman.

The report notes that the woman was arrested on suspicion of administering a substance with intent to cause a sexual offence.

The player himself is alleged to have raped a teenager in a nightclub. He has since been released on bail, as per the report.

Police have confirmed that investigations are ongoing and various lines of enquiry are being followed by the detectives working on the case.

We await further updates from the authorities on their investigation and trust the police will reach a swift conclusion over any alleged wrongdoing.

We encourage rugby fans to avoid speculating over the identity of the player involved, such is the sensitivity of the issue.