Police will take no further action against Callum Hudson-Odoi following his arrest last month on rape charges.
The Chelsea and England forward was taken into custody after the incident at his home late last night and later released on bail.
Hudson Odoi today confirmed through a statement posted on his Twitter account that the police have stopped their investigation.
— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) June 13, 2020
“At a time when great things are happening in the world right now, you may be aware of the serious allegations made against me,” he wrote. “I remained silent and fully assisted the police during their enquiry, as I knew that the day would soon come when my name would be cleared.
“Following a full and thorough investigation, the police have now confirmed that they will take no further action.”
Hudson-Odoi thanked those who supported him during the investigation, as well as vowing to improve himself both on and off the pitch in the future.
“I would like to use this platform to thank everyone who has stood by me and supported me during this difficult time,” the statement added.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has scored four goals this season for Chelsea / Visionhaus / Getty Images
“I have learned that being a footballer and playing for one of the best clubs in the world comes with great responsibility, and going forward I will try and use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best I can be. Be a role model.”
Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to return to field action next Sunday when the Blues’ Premier League campaign resumes against Aston Villa, after picking up a minor injury in the recent friendly with Reading. The 19-year-old has had a number of other fitness issues this season, but has still managed to make 27 appearances in all competitions.
Frank Lampard’s side are currently in fourth place but many teams are neck and neck in the race for Champions League qualification.