Share this article Share Carmen Robles Zamora also admitted to 'reasonable doubts' a sex attack had taken place in a written explanation of why she was releasing the trio instead of remanding them in jail after their court appearance last Thursday. She highlighted her concerns as it was reported locally Karlan Ahearne-Grant's mobile would be sent to Madrid so police experts could try to recover recordings erased from the phone that could prove key to the case.
The year-old is being investigated on suspicion of a privacy offence but not a sex crime and has to sign on at the Spanish Embassy in London twice a month as part of his release conditions. Appeals are expected to be lodged later this week when a specific court has been assigned the case.
The appeals are seen as crucial to determining the mens' immediate future. The judge who quizzed the two men and a second Charlton player who has been allowed to return to the UK - Karlan Ahearne-Grant pictured - described the suspects' version of events as 'credible and coherent.
The men have made it clear from the start that what happened at that hotel was consensual. Last Thursday's court quiz, which took place behind closed doors as is customary in Spain in the early stages of a criminal investigation, took place at a duty court. Carmen Robles Zamora said in her written ruling justifying her decision to release the arrested men and go against the wishes of a state prosecutor who wanted them remanded in jail ahead of a possible trial: The reason he is said to have made the recordings - and exactly what he took footage of - has not been made clear.
Local paper Diario de Ibiza has reported the phone would be sent to Madrid for police analysis as part of attempts to recover the erased footage. The incident which sparked the three arrests is said to have happened at a hotel in Cala de Bou near the party resort of San Antonio after the alleged victim and a female friend met them at a bar and agreed to go back to their hotel.
A Spanish National Police spokesman said last week after the first two arrests: Karlan Ahearne-Grant pictured is being investigated on suspicion of a privacy offence but not a sex crime and has to sign on at the Spanish Embassy in London twice a month as part of his release conditions 'Both women agreed to go back with the some of the men to the hotel they were staying at, in the municipality of San Jose.
A well-placed police source said at the time: Local reports last week said one of the men - thought to be Ahearne-Grant - told police and the judge he was in another room with the alleged victim's friend and got involved in an altercation with the other two men after hearing noise and going to investigate. Cala de Bou, which is in the municipality of San Jose, is a popular location for tourists looking to stay somewhere quieter than San Antonio but within easy reach of the brash party resort.
It is just seven miles from the airport and home to a number of hotels and short-stay holiday apartments. He has made more than 60 appearances with the club in Championship and League One football and has played for England at U17, U18 and U Redbridge born Mr Hackett-Fairchild made his professional debut with Charlton in August last year, and hit the net twice in 12 appearances.
A Charlton Athletic spokesman said: