Charges dropped against Mason Greenwood, Man Utd striker acquitted
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has seen rape and assault charges against him dropped, nearly a year after he was first arrested.
Greenwood was arrested in January last year and suspended by the English club soon after, before later being released on bail, and has not trained or played for the Red Devils since.
Last October, the England striker was arrested for a second time after breaching his bail conditions and he is due to stand trial in November.
However, this afternoon (Thursday) it was confirmed that the 21-year-old will not face any further charges.
“Given the considerable media coverage of this case, it is only fair to share the news that the 21-year-old, who was arrested and charged in connection with an open investigation in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in connection with this,” said Chief Inspector Michaela Kerr, Manchester Police’s Head of Public Protection.
“The investigative team has been in regular contact with the legal team, providing every update of the notes, and in this way they understand the reasoning behind the suspension of the proceedings at this stage and that this decision was not taken lightly.”
“With all the interest of the media and the public in this case, we have decided not to comment further in detail”, the announcement concludes.