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Mason Greenwood’s bail has been extended after a court hearing on Thursday following his arrest on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill back in January. The 20-year-old was suspended by Manchester United shortly after the allegations were made and has not played since the club’s victory over West Ham in the Premier League on January 22.
Greenwood was initially released on conditional bail, which was due to expire this month. However, he is now set to remain on bail in the wake of Thursday’s hearing, with the news having been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police via an official statement.
“Following a hearing yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2022), a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on Sunday 30 January 2022 remains on bail,” read the statement.
Greenwood was arrested shortly after pictures and videos were posted online by his alleged victim back in January, with United having already confirmed that he will not be available for selection or allowed to take part in training with his team-mates until further notice.
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“We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media,” said United in a statement at the time. “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established.”
American sportswear giant Nike also suspended its relationship with Greenwood in light of his arrest, saying: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
Nike confirmed in February that Greenwood’s sponsorship had been cancelled with a final statement, which read: “Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete.”
Greenwood, who was also removed from the FIFA and eFootball video games after his arrest, joined United at the age of six and has registered 129 senior appearances for the club since making his professional debut in 2019.
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