QPR striker Loic Remy arrested in gang rape investigation

Loic Remy, QPR striker
Image caption Loic Remy and two other men are being questioned over the alleged rape of a woman on 6 May

Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The 26-year-old French international was held by Scotland Yard's sex crime squad along with two other men who were arrested in Fulham, west London.

They were questioned over allegations that a 34-year-old woman was raped on 6 May by three men.

Mr Remy's solicitors said the player denied the allegation, but he could not comment. The men have been released on bail until September.

£8m deal

The allegation was passed to the Met from Kent Police two days after the woman said she was attacked.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Three men, aged 26, 23 and 22, were arrested at an address in Fulham on suspicion of rape."

Mr Remy joined QPR from Marseille in an £8m deal in January.

In a statement Mr Remy's solicitors, Harbottle & Lewis, said: "Our client is aware of press reports concerning his arrest by the Metropolitan Police Service on the morning of 15 May 2013.

"Our client denies the claim that has been made. Our client is not able to make any further comment in relation to this matter."

It added he "has not been charged with any offence".

A spokesperson for QPR said the club was "aware of the allegations" but could not comment while the police investigation was continuing.

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