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Held for alleged rape, Man United's Greenwood gets bail

Source: ANI
February 02, 2022 18:11 IST
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As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with or play for the club until further notice, a statement from Manchester United read

IMAGE: As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with or play for the club until further notice, a statement from Manchester United read. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, who was arrested on the suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill after his girlfriend accused him of rape and physical abuse, has been granted bail on Wednesday.

 

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Wednesday morning that Greenwood had been released from custody while the investigation in the case is underway.

"A 20-year-old man arrested on Sunday 30 January 2022 on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation," stated Greater Manchester Police.

The allegations were released on social media and included video, photographs, and a voice note claimed to be a conversation between Greenwood and the woman.

It was earlier reported that Greater Manchester Police were granted extra time to question the 20-year-old following social media images and videos posted online by a woman reporting assaults.

"Detectives have been granted further additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman. The suspect was detained in custody on Sunday (January 30) afternoon after we became aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence," Greater Manchester Police had said in a statement as per Sky Sports.

"Following enquiries so far, he has since been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill. Enquiries are ongoing and the victim continues to be offered specialist support. We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim's right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings," stated further.

Earlier on Tuesday, Manchester United released a statement reiterating their "strong condemnation of violence of any kind".

"As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with or play for the club until further notice," stated the club.

Sportswear giant Nike said on Monday it had suspended its relationship with Greenwood as it was concerned by the allegations.

The forward began his career at United's academy and has played once for the England national team.

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