Mason Greenwood’s attempted rape charges have been withdrawn.




The 21-year-old was detained in January 2022 in connection with charges involving photographs and recordings.

Later, he was charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behavior, and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Greenwood expressed his relief in a statement and thanked his family and friends for their support.

The Crown Prosecution Service stated that the charges were dropped after crucial witnesses withdrew their participation.

According to a spokesman: “We have a responsibility to keep cases under constant evaluation.

“In this case, the withdrawal of crucial witnesses, along with fresh evidence, meant that conviction was no longer a realistic possibility. We have an obligation to halt the lawsuit in these circumstances.

“We have informed all parties of our decision.

“We would always urge prospective victims to come forward and report the authorities, and we will prosecute when our legal standard is fulfilled.”

“I am pleased that this issue is finally finished, and I would want to thank my family, loved ones, and friends for their support,” Greenwood, 21, said in a statement released on his behalf.

“At this point, there will be no additional remark.”

The striker, who has made one appearance for England, was barred from playing or training with the Old Trafford club within hours of the charges being made public in early 2022.

A Manchester United spokesman stated that the club has taken notice of the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to dismiss all charges against Mason Greenwood.

“The club will now conduct its own procedure before deciding on next measures,” they explained.

“We will not say further until that process is completed.”

Greater Manchester Police stated that it was “only fair” to declare that Greenwood would no longer face criminal charges.

The decision was “not taken lightly,” according to Ch Supt Michaela Kerr.

“However, I would want to take this opportunity to restate the force’s commitment to investigating claims of violence against women and girls and supporting those impacted, whatever of their circumstances, during what can be a difficult and painful period for them,” she said.

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