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Mason Greenwood further arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and sexual assault

Mason Greenwood has been further arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and sexual assault with police issuing a statement on Tuesday.

On Sunday, the Manchester United footballer, 20, was detained on suspicion of rape and assault after a woman alleging incidents of violence posted pictures and videos on social media.

He was suspended from playing or training with the club following the weekend allegations while the investigation continues.

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Mason Greenwood further arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and sexual assault

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “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 (30 January) afternoon after we became aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

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

“Following enquiries so far, he has since been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill.”

The allegations were posted on Instagram on Sunday morning and included videos, photographs and a voice note which claimed to be a conversation between Greenwood and the woman believe to be his partner. They have since been deleted.

Manchester United said in an earlier statement: “We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media.

“We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established.

“Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

Greenwood, from Bradford, made his debut in 2019 and has since made 129 appearances for Manchester United.

He made his senior England debut in 2020 but was sent home from international duty a few years back after breaking Covid rules out in Iceland.

A spokesperson for sportswear giant Nike, which sponsors Greenwood, said in a statement: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

He has also has been removed from FIFA 22 by EA Sports, reports add.

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Following the latest database update, which was released on all platforms including PlayStation, Xbox and PC on Tuesday the 1st of February, Greenwood no longer features on the football simulation game in offline modes and has been removed from the Red Devils squad.

However, the forward’s FIFA 22 Ultimate Team item remains active, and can still be traded on the FUT 22 transfer market.

Following the striker’s suspension from FIFA 22, EA Sports has now issued a statement confirming he has been removed from the game, giving more details about which game modes he has been suspended from.

“Mason Greenwood has been removed from active squads in FIFA 22 and has also been suspended from appearing in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs and Ultimate Draft.” An EA Sports spokesperson told Manchester Evening News.

This EA Sports statement confirms that Greenwood has been removed from offline modes, FUT 22 packs and Ultimate Draft, however at the time of writing, his FUT 22 player item is still available to obtain through the game mode’s internal transfer market.

Other reports claim that Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Fred, Victor Lindelöf, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are among a number of Manchester United stars who have unfollowed their team-mate Mason Greenwood on Instagram following his arrest over ’rape and assault of a student’.

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Forensic officers also arrived at Greenwood’s £2million mansion in the village of Bowdon, Cheshire, Monday evening.

The woman’s Dad told the Daily Mail that his daughter believed her Instagram account had been hacked.

The company director, 61, described the allegations as ‘dreadful’.

‘I’m just coming to terms with it,’ he said. ‘As a father you don’t want to know things like this are happening to your daughter. She is devastated. But she is safe. It is in the hands of the police now.’

Meanwhile, the female’s older sister told The Sun she was shocked by the news and described the audio clip shared online as ‘disturbing’.

She added: ‘She’s a lovely young girl and no one deserves that. If there isn’t a full investigation by the police then there is something wrong.

‘I put my trust in them to do the right thing […] I just hope that my sister gets the justice that she deserves – that’s all that matters.’

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