Mason Greenwood remanded in custody on attempted rape charge
Greenwood appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Mason Greenwood has been remanded in custody after appearing in front of Manchester Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault.
All three charges relate to the same woman.
Man United player Mason Greenwood remanded in custody until his next court appearance on November 21, a district judge has decided.
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Greenwood was first held in January over allegations relating to the woman and has been on bail since February 2, but was arrested on Saturday for an alleged breach of conditions.
Janet Potter, the Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has today (Saturday, October 15) authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
All three counts relate to the same complainant.
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"Specialist rape prosecutors from CPS North West’s complex casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence received from Greater Manchester Police. The defendant’s first court appearance will take place on Monday 17 October at Greater Manchester magistrates’ court.
"The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice those proceedings."
BREAKING | Man Utd footballer Mason Greenwood has been charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
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The attempted rape is alleged to have taken place in October 2021, whereas the controlling and coercive behaviour relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year.
Allegations included making threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social accounts.
Greenwood remains suspended by United, however, he is still earning his salary, which is reported to be in the region of £75,000 a week, pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
United were recently forced to come out and release a statement confirming that no change had been made to Greenwood's playing status after fans saw his name remain on the website.
Greenwood will appear before Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on November 21.