Police issue Mason Greenwood update day before Man Utd forward’s bail expiry date


The Manchester United forward was taken into police custody in late January on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman and officers were granted additional time to question him

Greenwood will currently not play for Manchester United

Mason Greenwood has had his bail extended beyond Saturday 30 April, with his hearing expected to be held in June.

The Manchester United forward was taken into police custody in late January on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman and officers were granted additional time to question him.

He was subsequently arrested again on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill, Greater Manchester Police confirmed. Three days after his initial arrest, Greenwood was released on bail.

The Red Devils have suspended the England international while the investigation remains ongoing. Greenwood’s bail was set to expire on 30 April but GMP has now confirmed that this has been extended.

“Update on rape investigation after social media images and videos posted online in January,” a GMP statement read.

“We are continuing to investigate a report made to us on Sunday 30 January of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

“A 20-year-old man arrested that day on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman, and threats to kill, remains on bail. An application has been made to the courts to have his bail extended beyond Saturday 30 April, but the hearing isn’t expected to be until mid-June.







Mason Greenwood has had his bail extended beyond Saturday 30 April
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“The suspect will remain on conditional bail until the date of the court hearing. Any update on the outcome of that hearing – or news before then – will be issued proactively by GMP press office.”

Greenwood was removed from the football video game FIFA 22 by producers EA Sport following his arrest. One of Man United’s partners, Cadbury, also confirmed it would not work with the forward in any marketing campaigns.

Greenwood made his senior debut for United in March 2019 and he has made a total of 129 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals.

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