Robin van Persie held by Dutch police

June 18th, 2005 by Ciarán Leave a reply »

Robin van Persie faces a further two weeks in custody with the Dutch police as they investigate rape allegations against the Arsenal player. He was arrested last weekend and detained while the investigation progresses. So far Arsenal have refused to make any official comment.

Dutch police can potentially hold him for a further three months once the two week period expires. It is expected that he will apply for bail, but in any case, he will not be allowed to leave the country. This means that he will not be able to join up with his Arsenal colleagues for pre-season training, which begins in early July. I hope that the allegations are unfounded, and that the situation is resolved speedily.

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