Ex-Everton star accused of child sex offences has charges dropped

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    A former Everton footballer who was accused of child sex offences faces no further action after the charges were dropped.

    The unnamed player was held in 2021 before being released on bail – with police now detailing that he will face no further action.

    It had been confirmed in February that the Crown Prosecution Service were probing over whether the footballer would be charged.

    A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police told The Sun: "The investigation team and Crown Prosecution Service have been working together and reached the decision that the evidence available at this time does not reach the threshold set out on the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

    "Greater Manchester Police is committed to investigating allegations to secure the best possible outcomes for all involved and will continue to work with partner agencies to ensure individuals are supported throughout investigations and beyond."

    The player was suspended back in 2021 after police visited his home, where it was reported that several items were seised.

    A statement from the club at the time said: "Everton can confirm it has suspended a player pending a police investigation.

    “The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”

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