Paddy Jackson’s Representatives Release Statement Following Sexual Assault Claims
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Ireland and Ulster duo Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been questioned by police about alleged sex offences.
Jackson and Olding were two of three men questioned following an incident at a property in south Belfast on 28 June. The arrests happened in June but details have just emerged. Police have said a file would be prepared for submission to the Public Prosecution Service.
The PSNI also confirmed to that a file will be prepared for submission to the Public Prosecution Service.
Here is the statement released on behalf of Jackson:
We act on behalf of Patrick Jackson.
He rejects completely any allegations made against him.
Patrick has cooperated fully with police in their inquiries and we have been liaising with police on his behalf.
We are both disappointed and indeed concerned that this information has been leaked to the press before the investigation has concluded and well in advance of any final decision.
This has the potential to be prejudicial to our client’s interests.
We will not hesitate to take all necessary steps to protect his legal position as he is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
We urge the media to restrain from any damaging speculation.
As soon as we have more on this shocking revelation we will be sure to update you.