THE WIFE of the Everton international football arrested on suspicion of child sex offences has moved out of their marital home, according to reports.
It's understood the woman has returned to her hometown, while her husband - who cannot be named for legal reasons - has been moved to a 'safe house' by Greater Manchester Police, who arrested him on Friday.
The accommodation is believed to have been arranged by Everton FC, who released a statement earlier this week confirming that one of their senior players had been suspended following his arrest, and offered authorities their full cooperation with the investigation.
"We can confirm we have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation," the Premier League club's statement read.
"The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time."
The decision not to identify the player led to Everton midfielder Fabian Delph being wrongly named as the culprit on social media.
The home of the arrested star was raided by police last week, who seized a number of items as evidence.
The alleged offences have been described as "very serious" by the Greater Manchester Police Force.
According to the Daily Mail, the footballer is a household name in his home country and his name has been used to endorse several products there.
The boss of a leading supermarket chain in his home country announced yesterday that his name was being stripped from promotional material in its stores - even though he may never be charged over the allegations.