Giants stars bailed after rape claims

Six Huddersfield players arrested after a woman made allegations of rape have been released on bail while the police continue their investigation.

They were arrested after a 22-year-old woman made the claims following an incident in Newcastle in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The Giants are currently training in the north east as part of a pre-season tour.

Managing Director Richard Thewlis said on the club’s official website: “I have already confirmed that six of our players were detained by Northumbria police investigating a serious allegation. All have been bailed whilst the police continue to conduct their enquiries. The club appreciate that the police have a duty to thoroughly investigate all allegations of this nature. We will assist them in any way requested.

“The police will now gather the facts and reach their conclusions. Any speculation is frivolous and risks damaging the reputation of innocent parties. So the full Giants squad will continue to train in Newcastle. Once the investigation has been concluded the club will make a further statement. Until then no further comment will be made by any of our players or staff in relation to this matter.”

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