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Mason Greenwood released on bail following private hearing

Suspended Manchester United player Mason Greenwood has been released from prison on bail following a private court hearing.

The footballer, who is charged with attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour, was granted bail after the hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester.

He appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was remanded in custody, and following the hearing on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the court said bail had been granted.

It was expected that he would spend over a month behind bars after initially being denied bail. His lawyers overturned the order.

This comes with conditions not to contact witnesses, including the complainant, and to reside at an address on Bow Green Road in Bowdon.

Greenwood didn’t appear for the short hearing and is due to appear at court again on the 21st of November and all three charges relate to the same woman.

Greenwood was first held in January over allegations relating to a young woman after images and videos were posted on social media.

He had been on bail but was arrested again in the Trafford area on Saturday for an alleged breach of conditions.

“Greater Manchester Police has charged and remanded a 21-year-old man with controlling and coercive behaviour, attempted rape and Section 47 assault of a woman,” a statement read.

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“Mason Greenwood, of Bowdon will appear at Manchester & Salford Magistrates Court on Monday 17 October 2022.

“He was arrested in the Trafford area earlier today (Saturday 15 October).”

The attempted rape is alleged to have happened in October 2021.

The controlling and coercive behaviour relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, where he is alleged to have made threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.

The charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm dates to back in December 2021.

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The forward, who has made one appearance for England, has been suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club.

Nike also suspended and terminated its sponsorship deal with him, while Electronic Arts confirmed he had been removed from active squads on its FIFA 22 game.

Man Utd released a statement on Mason Greenwood being charged with attempted rape.

In a statement released on their official website, the club noted the suspension: “Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service.

“He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”

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