Chelsea starlet Hudson-Odoi in police lockdown after rape accusation

May 19 – Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been arrested on suspicion of rape according to British press reports and confirmed by police.

Officers were called in the early hours of Sunday morning to an address in London where a woman reported that she was raped and was taken to hospital. Hudson-Odoi, 19, was arrested at the scene and has since been released from custody.

He has been bailed to return on a date in mid-June as enquiries continue. Chelsea have declined to comment.

The Sun newspaper reported that Hudson-Odoi met the woman online and invited her to his home, in breach of lockdown guidelines, sending a vehicle to collect her.

He reportedly attended Chelsea’s training base on Monday for a coronavirus test ahead of the return to group training this week. He revealed last month that that he had contracted the disease in March but that he returned to full health quickly.

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