Foot­ballers seized in Ibiza over sus­pected sex at­tack on UK girl

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TWO Charl­ton Ath­letic foot­ballers were taken to court in hand­cuffs on the hol­i­day is­land of Ibiza yes­ter­day over an al­leged sex­ual as­sault on a teenage Bri­tish girl.

Kar­lan Ahearne-Grant and Reeco Hack­ett-Fairchild, both 20, were held by armed Span­ish po­lice in con­nec­tion with the al­leged at­tack in the early hours of Tuesday.

They were ques­tioned by an in­ves­ti­gat­ing mag­is­trate be­hind closed doors. A third Bri­ton, aged 26, was later ar­rested over the AhearneGrant, right, and Hack­et­tFairchild, in white T-shirt, are led into the court build­ing yes­ter­day. A third Bri­ton, far left, who has not been named, was later also ar­rested strik­ers with the League One side, were on hol­i­day on the Mediter­ranean is­land.

It is al­leged that one as­saulted the vic­tim while the sec­ond filmed the at­tack on a mo­bile phone.

An ID pa­rade was ar­ranged to iden­tify the third man who was also al­leged to have been present, it was re­ported last night.

A Charl­ton Ath­letic spokesman said: “The club are look­ing into this mat­ter. Due to the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion we will not be com­ment­ing fur­ther at this stage.”

Pic­ture: SOLARPIX

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