Mason Greenwood: Manchester United footballer jailed on suspicion of sexual assault and hazards to kill


Greater Manchester Police were given additional time to question the 20-year-old on Monday following social media images and videos posted online by a female reporting attacks

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been further detained on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill.

On Sunday, he was apprehended on suspicion of rape and assault after a woman alleging events of violence posted images and videos on social networks.

The 20-year-old was suspended from playing or training with the club following the weekend accusations.

In a declaration, Greater Manchester Police stated: "Detectives have actually been approved even more additional time to speak with a man in his 20s who was apprehended on suspicion of rape and attack of a lady.

" The suspect was detained in custody on Sunday (January 30) afternoon after we became aware of online social networks images and videos published by a female reporting events of physical violence.

" He continues to be questioned after magistrates authorised an extension until tomorrow (Wednesday 2 February).

" Following enquiries up until now, he has considering that been additional apprehended on suspicion of sexual assault and hazards to kill.

" Enquiries are ongoing and the victim continues to be provided specialist support.

" We remind individuals to prevent any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim's right to lifelong anonymity, or danger prejudicing a live investigation with active procedures."

The claims were posted on Instagram on Sunday early morning and included videos, photographs and a voice note which claimed to be a discussion in between Greenwood and the lady. They have actually given that been erased.

Complainants of sexual offenses must not be determined and their privacy is safeguarded for life under the law.

Greenwood made his debut in 2019 and has actually since made 129 looks for Manchester United. He made his senior England debut in 2020.

On Tuesday night, Manchester United launched a declaration restating their "strong condemnation of violence of any kind".

The club added: "As formerly interacted, Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club till further notice."

The striker, from Bradford, was previously removed from variations of the FIFA 22 game following his preliminary arrest after Nike suspended their deal with the player.

A representative from the game's producer Electronic Arts stated: "Mason Greenwood has actually been gotten rid of from active squads in FIFA 22 and has actually likewise been suspended from appearing in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs and Ultimate Draft."

An earlier Nike statement read: "We are deeply worried by the disturbing claims and will continue to carefully keep an eye on the situation."

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