Greenwood cleared of all charges in attempted rape, assault case

Mason Greenwood has been cleared of all charges in a case relating to allegations of attempt­ed rape, assault and coercive and controlling behaviour.

The Manchester United forward, who was suspended in­definitely by the Premier League club once the accusations came to light, was initially arrested in Jan­uary 2022 before being released on bail.

He was subsequently arrested again for breaching his bail condi­tions and charged by prosecutors.

Greenwood has now been cleared of any wrongdoing, with it revealed back in November that a court date had been set for February 2023.

A statement from Chief Su­perintendent Michaela Kerr, Head of Public Protection for Greater Manchester Police, reads: “Crimi­nal proceedings against a 21-year-old man in connection with an investigation opened in January

 2022 have, today (Thursday 2 February 2023), been discontinued by the CPS.

“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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