EPL: Man Utd striker, Mason Greenwood spends second night in prison
Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, will spend a second night in prison, after Greater Manchester Police were granted “additional time” to question him.
Greenwood was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of rape and assault and spent the night in custody after being questioned.
The 20-year-old was then suspended by United following the allegations.
By law, the authorities must either charge Greenwood or grant him bail within 24 hours. But there are special circumstances in which additional time can be granted to question a detained individual.
That opportunity was granted to Greater Manchester Police earlier today and Greenwood is now facing a second night behind bars.
“Detectives have been granted additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who is being held on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.
“The suspect was arrested yesterday (Sunday 30 January) afternoon and remains in custody. Enquiries are ongoing and the victim is being offered specialist support.
“We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim’s right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings,” a Police spokesperson said.