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Hudson-Odoi confirms rape allegation case has been dropped

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC at Stamford Bridge on December 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Callum Hudson-Odoi has said on Saturday that the police will take no further action after he was arrested on suspicion of rape last month.

The 19-year-old was arrested and questioned last month having invited a glamour model to his flat during the coronavirus lockdown.

In an Instagram post, the Chelsea winger has has confirmed that a full investigation had now been completed.

“I have stayed silent and assisted the police fully throughout their enquiries, as I knew the day would soon come when my name would be cleared.

“Following a full and thorough investigation, the police have now confirmed they will take no further action.

“I would like to use this platform to thank everyone who has stood by my side and supported me during this difficult period.

“I have learned that being a footballer and playing for one of the best clubs in the world comes with great responsibility, and going forward I will try to use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best role model that I can be.”

Hudson-Odoi was tested positive for coronavirus prior to his arrest which came during the enforced lockdown in Britain.

He was among the first footballing figures to contract the virus, with competitive action eventually being placed in an indefinite state of postponement.

A green light has now been given for top-level sport to return, with the Premier League due to get underway again from June 17.

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