Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks out over rape allegation

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

The 19-year-old winger was arrested on suspicion of rape on May 17 after a woman he invited to his home was taken to hospital.

Hudson-Odoi was released on bail, while the investigation continued.

The woman, who is understood to have met Hudson-Odoi online, called police and ambulance services and was taken to hospital after reporting that she had been raped.

But Hudson-Odoi will face no further action after confirming that he helped police with their enquiries.

‘At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made against me,’ Hudson-Odoi said in a statement on Saturday.

‘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 and use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best role model that I can be.’

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