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Loic Remy arrested on suspicion of rape

ESPN staff
May 15, 2013
Loic Remy joined QPR during the January transfer window © Getty Images

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has been arrested along with his cousin and a friend on suspicion of rape, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Remy, 26, joined QPR from Marseille in January for a fee in the region of £8 million and has scored six goals in 12 Premier League appearances but was unable to prevent the club being relegated to the Championship.

The Metropolitan Police has released a statement which reads: "Officers from Sapphire are investigating an allegation of rape which happened on May 6 in the West London area.

"The allegation was passed on to the MPS by Kent Police on May 8 after the 34-year-old female victim reported it to them on the previous day, May 7. The victim alleges she was raped by three men.

"On the morning of Wednesday, May 15 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 considered to be one of QPR's most saleable assets as they look to cut costs after dropping out of the Premier League. He has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks.

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