Manchester Police Take Final Decision on Charges against Mason Greenwood
Manchester United's forward player, Mason Greenwood has been let off the hook by the Police concerning the rape and assault allegation held against him.
The Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the rape and assault charges against Greenwood has been dropped. He was arrested in October 2022 for a second time, after breaching his bail conditions, and he was due to stand trial in November.
It was confirmed by the Police on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 that the forward player will no longer be facing any charges.
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.
The future of the 21-year-old is still unknown at Manchester United following the latest development in the case.