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Bradford City footballer charged with child sex offences

Tyrell Robinson, who has been sacked by the club today, is accused of committing the crimes in August 2018.

22-year-old Robinson has been with Bradford City since 2017.
22-year-old Robinson has been with Bradford City since 2017.
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BRADFORD CITY HAVE terminated the contract of Tyrell Robinson after he was charged with sexual activity with a child today. 

According to the West Yorkshire Police, it is alleged that the 22-year-old engaged in penetrative sexual activity with a child in August 2018. 

Robinson, who joined Bradford City from Arsenal in 2017, is also accused of making an indecent image of a child and distributing an indecent image of a child. 

Following the news, the League Two side have sacked the player, who plays left-back or as a winger. He had previously been suspended since his initial arrest 18 months ago. 

“Bradford City Football Club has parted company with Tyrell Robinson,” a club statement reads.

“This comes after West Yorkshire Police confirmed charges had been brought against Robinson, following his arrest in August 2018.

“Robinson has been dismissed from the remainder of his contract on grounds of committing gross misconduct.”

He is due to appear before Bradford magistrates on 7 April. 

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- Originally published at 16.07

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