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Mason Greenwood has charges of attempted rape and assault DROPPED a year after being arrested

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has charges of attempted rape and assault DROPPED a year after being arrested.

All charges against Mason Greenwood for attempted rape and assault were dropped on Thursday (2nd February 2023).

21-year-old Manchester United striker was arrested after police raided his home, was due to stand trial in November for attempted rape and assault, as well as coercive control.

Today, the Crown Prosecution confirmed that they have dropped all charges against him.


A spokesperson said: “We have a duty to keep cases under continuous review.

“In this case a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.

“In these circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case.

“We have explained our decision to all parties.

“We would always encourage any potential victims to come forward and report to police and we will prosecute wherever our legal test is met.”

These alleged offences were allegedly committed by one woman, and occurred between November 1, 2018 and October 15, 2022.

Greenwood was accused “repeatedly engaging in” controlling and coercive behaviour for nearly four years, including threats and derogatory remarks on social media.


He was also accused of trying to rape the woman in October 2021 and allegedly assaulted her between December 12th and December 31st 2021.

After being charged by the police on October 15th, the footballer was initially remanded into custody

A judge granted him release on condition that he not contact witnesses including the complainant and that he resides at Bowdon.

After being arrested at Trafford’s £15,000-a month rented house last January, the striker spent three nights in jail.

Although he was expelled from Utd, he still received his £75,000-a week salary.

In the wake of these allegations, Greenwood was axed from FIFA 22 and by sponsors Nike.

Football Manager 2022 confirmed that he would not be featured in the game.

All merchandise bearing No11’s name was removed from the Utd official site. His teammates also unfollowed him Instagram.

Greenwood was last seen for the Red Devils in January 2002, when they won 1-0 against West Ham.

At just six years old, the player joined the team and quickly rose up the ranks to earn a spot on the first team.

Greenwood has gone on to make 129 total appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 35 goals.

Gareth Southgate, England manager, gave Greenwood his first cap in 2020 when he took Greenwood off the bench for a 1-0 win over Iceland.

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.”


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