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Manchester United star Mason Greenwood granted bail after private hearing

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Manchester United star Mason Greenwood has been granted bail and will be released from custody.

The 21-year-old forward is accused of attempted rape, assault, and using coercive or controlling behaviour toward the same woman.

He was remanded in custody after making an appearance at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Following a closed-door hearing on a bail request on Wednesday at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court, a court representative announced that bail had been approved with the requirements that the defendant refrain from contacting any witnesses, including the complainant, and maintain residence at a Bowdon address on Bow Green Road.
Throughout the brief hearing, Greenwood was absent.

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The player was initially detained in January in connection with claims involving a young woman after pictures and videos were uploaded online.

He had been out on bail since, but on Saturday, he was taken into custody near Trafford for allegedly breaking the terms of his release.

Between November 2018 and October of this year, he is alleged to have engaged in controlling and coercive behavior, including accessing and monitoring the complainant’s social media accounts and making threatening and disparaging remarks to her.

The assault charge with actual bodily injury is from December 2021.

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On November 21, he must show up again in court.

Following the allegations, Greenwood was placed on administrative leave by Manchester United, kicked out of FIFA 22, and had his sponsorship agreement with Nike canceled.

A statement from the club on Saturday said: “Manchester United notes that criminal charges have been brought against Mason Greenwood by the Crown Prosecution Service.

“He remains suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the judicial process.”

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