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Brazil international Dani Alves is arrested and quizzed by Spanish cops

Brazil international Dani Alves has been arrested by Barcelona police and taken to court for questioning after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman.  Pictured: Dani Alves

Brazil international Dani Alves is arrested and questioned by Spanish cops for sexually assaulting a woman at a Barcelona nightclub

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Brazil international Dani Alves has been arrested by Barcelona police and taken to court for questioning after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub in the city.

The footballer admitted he was at the iconic nightclub in the town of Sutton late last month when the alleged sex crime took place.

But he protested his innocence in an interview with Spanish TV after a court confirmed he had opened an official investigation, insisting: “I don’t know who that lady is”. I don’t know her name, I don’t know her, I never seen her in my life.

Today the former Barcelona defender, now with Mexican side UNAM Pumas, was arrested at an undisclosed destination and taken to a police station in the Les Corts neighborhood to give a statement.

Brazil international Dani Alves has been arrested by Barcelona police and taken to court for questioning after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman.  Pictured: Dani Alves

Brazil international Dani Alves has been arrested by Barcelona police and taken to court for questioning after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Pictured: Dani Alves

The footballer admitted he was at iconic Barcelona nightclub Sutton late last month when the alleged sex crime happened

The footballer admitted he was at iconic Barcelona nightclub Sutton late last month when the alleged sex crime happened

Local reports overnight said the 39-year-old, who became the oldest Brazilian to appear at a FIFA World Cup last month, arranged his interview with police through lawyers.

Reports also said he would be arrested and fingerprinted as part of routine procedure before being questioned and taken to court to investigate the alleged sexual assault for another quiz.

A spokesperson for the regional Mossos D’Esquadra confirmed: “A man accused of indecent assault in a nightclub in Barcelona at the end of last year has been arrested.

“He has now been taken to court after giving a statement to the police.

“It will now be up to the court to decide what action to take.”

A court official confirmed 10 days ago: “Barcelona’s Court of Instruction number 15 has opened proceedings for an alleged crime of sexual assault following a complaint lodged by a woman against a footballer.

“The incident allegedly happened in a nightclub in Barcelona in December.”

A well-respected Spanish news site reported earlier this month that Alves was alone for 47 seconds in the toilets of the Sutton nightclub (pictured) with the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her after he left .

A well-respected Spanish news site reported earlier this month that Alves was alone for 47 seconds in the toilets of the Sutton nightclub (pictured) with the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her after he left .

A spokesman for the investigating judge confirmed the footballer on Thursday, whom he did not name, and the woman has not yet been questioned in court.

It emerged earlier this week that Alves flew to Spain from Mexico courtesy of his club after the death of the mother of his model wife Joana Sanz, who was born in Tenerife.

UNAM Pumas confirmed in a statement: “We regret the death of the mother of Joana Sanz, wife of our player Dani Alves.

“We send our deepest condolences.”

A well-respected Spanish news site reported earlier this month that Alves was alone for 47 seconds in the toilets of the Sutton nightclub with the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her after he left.

He gave a detailed account of the CCTV footage now in the hands of investigators which led to the woman raising the alarm, although he did not release any footage.

The 47-second toilet claim was published by eltaquigrafo.com two days after the first reports of an alleged sexual assault involving Alves appeared in respected Spanish daily ABC.

ABC, the first newspaper to name Alves, claimed he put his hands in the underwear of a woman who danced in a VIP area of ​​the nightclub with the footballer and her friends before being followed around the streets. bathroom.

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