HALL GREEN tennis star Dan Evans is to be questioned by police over an alleged sexual assault.
British No 3 Evans, aged 19, will be quizzed by detectives in relation to an alleged attack in Bath, in the early hours of March 19.
Evans was in the city that week competing in a tournament in which he lost to British rival Josh Goodall.
Avon and Somerset Police published a photo appeal on their website, asking for three men to come forward, who they believed could assist with their investigation.
One of them was Evans and the other two were fellow tennis players.
The appeal said a woman left the Club XL nightclub with a friend and they began talking with two men before one pushed her onto a discarded mattress and sexually assaulted her.
A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police said the men in the photograph had been identified and “arrangements were being made” to speak to them.
A spokeswoman for the Lawn Tennis Association said that Evans, who is the third best tennis player in the UK behind Andy Murray and Alex Bogdanovic, will co-operate with the authorities.
She said: “This is a police matter, and we will co-operate fully with the authorities in their inquiries. It would therefore not be appropriate for us to comment further at this time.”
Police have failed to say whether they are treating Evans as a potential suspect or a witness but Evans’ father, David, said his son “was not the perpetrator”.
He added: “Dan has co-operated fully with the police and they’re happy with his statement. He may just have known something about what happened.”