Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, arrested by police for rape, is facing new charges of sexual assault and death threats, British media reported on Tuesday.
Police in Greater Manchester (north of England) announced on Tuesday that the man in his twenties arrested on Sunday for rape and whose identity they did not disclose, “has since been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats.
The investigators obtained an extension of the interrogation of the young player aged 20 years.
Greenwood was arrested and questioned Sunday afternoon on counts of rape and assault.
The police investigation was opened after images and videos were posted on social media showing a young woman with a bloody face and bruises on her body, with the caption ‘to anyone who wants to know what Mason Greenwood really makes me”.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Greater Manchester Police said that “investigators have been given more time to speak to a man in his 20s who has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman.” .
“His interrogation continues after magistrates authorized the extension of his police custody until tomorrow, Wednesday February 2”, continues the police.
“At this stage of the investigations, he has been arrested again on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats.”
In the hours following the first allegations against him on Sunday, Mason Greenwood, considered one of the rising stars of English soccer, was suspended until further notice from training and competition by his club.
The equipment supplier Nike announced for its part that it had suspended the contract binding it with the player while the video game giant EA Sports announced that it had removed it from the active teams of the FIFA 22 game.
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