Police probe Lyon players over gang rape claims

13 June 2012 12:17

Police in Lyon are investigating claims that two players from top French club Lyon raped a 38-year-old woman, a top police official confirmed here Wednesday.

One of the players involved is Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who has not yet been questioned.

The official said: "A statement was made to police at the end of the evening, but the victim has not lodged a complaint nor been interviewed by police."

The police statement followed reports of the alleged incident in local media.

According to the Lyon Capitale website the "incident took place between 0100 and 0200 (local time) early on Wednesday morning after a 38-year-old woman was invited to Gomis's apartment along with another, non-identified player".

The report added: "The woman accuses both players of rape. She revealed everything to a friend who came to pick her up in the middle of the night."

Source: AFP

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