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Identity Parade

by | 2nd, October 2003

‘ANYONE who wants to know the identity of the eight footballers at the centre of the gang rape allegation could trawl the Internet looking for their names.

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Alternatively, they could get out their Panini album of Premiership stars and try to match up the stickers with the silhouettes published on the front of today’s Mirror.

Failing that, they could stake out police stations up and down the country, as the Star says the eight will be quizzed by detectives investigating the incident within the next 24 hours.

A police source tells the paper that the 17-year-old girl, who claims to have been raped by five of the men and indecently assaulted by two others in a room at London’s Grosvenor hotel, is a credible witness.

But one of the players, described in one paper as a talented England international (which narrows the field considerably), claims to have an alibi.

The Sun says he has given police the name of another girl who insists he was in bed with her at the time of the alleged attack.

He claims – in true tabloid fashion – that he “romped” with the “beauty” for more than 12 hours.

And, says the Sun, “the player’s date is ready to disclose his sexual prowess to cops, giving him an alibi he is sure will prove his innocence”.

And help him lure more women into his bed…’

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