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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.

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“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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