The Crown Prosecution Service discontinued rape and assault charges against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood on Thursday. Greater Manchester police confirmed that the criminal proceedings against Greenwood had been called off as of 2nd February.
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Michaela Kerr, Chief Superintendent and 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 or notes, and so understands 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 utilizing tools available via the criminal justice system to keep people safe and care for victims. If you feel you’re or might be a victim, please don’t let this case out you off asking for help.”
Manchester United suspended the forward since his arrest
Since his arrest, Mason Greenwood has been suspended by the United. He had his debut for the club in a Champions League win away to PSG in March 2019.
Having one senior cap for England, Mason Greenwood played in the Nation’s League Match against Iceland in September 2020.
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