KRW Law have released a statement on behalf of Paddy Jackson, expressing their client's innocence relating to the charges brought against him, also expressing concern and disappointment that the allegations have been leaked to the media before the investigation has been concluded.
Jackson, along with Ulster teammate Stuart Olding, were two of three men arrested by the PSNI in relation to alleged sexual offences, per the BBC. They were interviewed by police in relation to an incident that took place in Belfast on June 28th, and were then released from custody.
The PSNI also confirmed to the BBC that a file will be prepared for submission to the Public Prosecution Service.
Here is the statement released on behalf of Jackson:
We act on behalf of Patrick Jackson.
He rejects completely any allegations made against him.
Patrick has cooperated fully with police in their inquiries and we have been liaising with police on his behalf.
We are both disappointed and indeed concerned that this information has been leaked to the press before the investigation has concluded and well in advance of any final decision.
This has the potential to be prejudicial to our client's interests.
We will not hesitate to take all necessary steps to protect his legal position as he is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
We urge the media to restrain from any damaging speculation.