Police bail Brighton and Hove Albion player after arrest on suspicion of sexual assault

Posted On 07 Oct 2021 at 6:17 pm

Police have released Brighton and Hove Albion footballer Yves Bissouma on bail while they continue to investigate sexual assault claims.

Yves Bissouma

Bissouma, 25, was filmed being led out of the Arch night club on Brighton seafront by officers from Sussex Police in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 6 October).

The midfielder was arrested along with man in his forties – and the pair spent yesterday day in police custody.

Earlier, Sussex Police said: “Two men have been arrested after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a venue in Brighton in the early hours of Wednesday (October 6).

“A man in his forties and a man in his twenties, both from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and have been released on conditional bail until (Wednesday) 3 November while inquiries continue.

“The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.”

The football club said: “Brighton and Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence.

“The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”

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