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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 June, 2005, 12:38 GMT 13:38 UK
Rape quiz Arsenal star still held
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie moved to London last year
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is to be held for a further 14 nights while police investigate allegations of rape.

The married 21-year-old was arrested by police on Monday in the Dutch city of Rotterdam after a woman alleged he attacked her late on Saturday.

A judge granted the prosecution's request to hold the striker for two weeks. After that they can apply to hold van Persie for three more months.

He was visiting Holland with the Dutch squad for the World Cup qualifiers.

The player moved to the north London club from Dutch side Feyenoord for 2.75m last summer.

Under Dutch law, the move does not necessarily mean he will be charged.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said on Thursday: "We asked the judge for a longer custody, for 14 days, and he granted it."


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