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article imageLoic Rémy, QPR star forward, arrested on suspicion of gang rape

By Yukio Strachan     May 16, 2013 in Crime
London - Loic Rémy, the Queens Park Rangers forward who was once one of the most sought-after players in Europe, was reportedly arrested on Wednesday following allegations of gang rape.
“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 Metropolitan Police said in a statement, according to the Telegraph.
"The victim alleges she was raped by three men," it read, adding: “On the morning of Wednesday, 15 May, three men, aged 26, 23 and 22, were arrested at an address in Fulham on suspicion of rape – they remain in custody at a west London police station.”
The Metropolitan Police’s Sapphire unit specializes in rape and other crimes involving sexual violence, The Telegraph states.
The police did not release the names of the suspects, the Associated Press writes. But responding to British media reports about the arrest, Queens Park Rangers acknowledged "the club is aware of the allegations regarding Loic Rémy, but due to police investigations is unable to comment."
Rémy's arrest, however, does not necessarily mean he will be charged with a crime. It does mean he would undergo interrogation as a suspect.
The Guardian on Thursday said the 26-year-old France international was released on bail until September. Rémy's lawyers said on Thursday that he denies the claim that has been made, but is not able to make any further comment, according to the Guardian.
The 26-year-old striker joined Queens Park Rangers in January from Marseille for a club record 8 million pounds (then $12.9 million) as Harry Redknapp’s side tried to buy their way out of the Premier League relegation zone, The Telegraph reported..
However despite his good form this season, his six goals in 13 games wasn’t enough to keep the West London club from relegation, NBC sports said.
He was expected to leave the London club this summer, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly interested in signing him.
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