JUST IN: Charges against Mason Greenwood has been dropped.

  • Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has charges against him dismissed.

JUST IN: Charges against Mason Greenwood has been dropped.
JUST IN: Charges against Mason Greenwood has been dropped.

Mason Greenwood, a football player for Manchester United, has had all charges against him withdrawn.

The criminal case against the 21-year-old has been dropped, according to the Greater Manchester Police. The 21-year-old striker was accused of attempted rape, using coercive or controlling behaviour, and violence against the same woman.

But in a statement today, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, GMP’s Head of Public Protection, said: “Given the significant media coverage of this case, it is only fair that we share the news that the 21-year-old man, who had been arrested and charged in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in relation to this.

“The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing any updates of note, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage, and that this decision has not been taken lightly.

“Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail.


“I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances, throughout what can be a hard and upsetting time for them. An ever increasing number of officers are receiving specialist training and the force is more consistently utilising tools, available via the criminal justice system, to keep people safe and care for victims.

“If you feel you are or might be a victim, please don’t let this case put you off asking for help.”

The club has put Greenwood, who joined United at the age of six, on indefinite leave. He hasn’t played football professionally in a year. He last competed for United on January 22, 2022, in a Premier League matchup versus West Ham.

About a week later, on January 30, Greenwood was arrested after a woman made a series of posts on Twitter. He was arrested and has been suspended by United ever since.

The following day, his sponsor Nike announced it had suspended its relationship with the footballer, later confirming the partnership had ended. Prosecutors charged Greenwood with the three offences about eight months later, in October.

He appeared before magistrates on October 17 and then before a judge at Minshull Street a month later, on November 21.


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