A TOP jumps jockey has been arrested over an alleged rape.
The rider has since been bailed and cannot be named as he has not been charged.A top jumps jockey has been arrested over an alleged rape[/caption]
He has been suspended by the British Horseracing Authority and barred from attending licensed premises while police carry out their investigation.
The jockey, who has ridden at Grade 1 level, is believed to be receiving support and advice from the Professional Jockeys’ Association.
He has not been seen on a racecourse since his arrest.
Police could not confirm or deny the jockey’s arrest.
But a leading trainer said that he was arrested shortly after his final ride for him.
A BHA spokesperson said: “We do not comment on investigations or speculation surrounding possible investigations.”
The PJA did not respond to several requests for comment.