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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

By Wandile Msibi

Manchester United Forward Mason Greenwood’s charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped. This came after the prosecutors stated that key witnesses have withdrawn and there was new evidence which came to light.

The 21-year-old was arrested last year January after a video surfaced online of his girlfriend claiming that he has been abusing her and there was an audio she also posted to further prove her claims, after that an investigation was launched and that is what led to the arrest of Mason Greenwood. He was arrested and charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault, he was then suspended by his team Manchester United until further notice. In a statement, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr of the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said:”the decision has not been taken lightly.”

She further added:”criminal proceedings” had been “discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail.

She appealed to people who felt that they were victims of abuse by saying:”if you feel you are or might be a victim, please don’t let this case put you off asking for help.” When contacted, Manchester United chose to not comment.

A spokesperson from the CPS said:” We have a duty to keep cases under continuous review.”

In this case a combination of the withdrawal of the key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. In this circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case. We have explained our decisions to all parties.”

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