Mason Greenwood update as Greater Manchester Police issues update on player’s bail extension until mid-June.
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has had his bail extended over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman.
The 20-year-old was arrested in late January after images and videos were posted on social media, while he was also questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill.
Greenwood’s original conditional bail was set to expire on Saturday, April 30.
Mason Greenwood update
Greater Manchester Police, though, have issued a notice on the situation.
“Update on rape investigation after social media images and videos posted online in January,” a GMP statement read.
“We are continuing to investigate a report made to us on Sunday 30 January of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.
“A 20-year-old man arrested that day on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman, and threats to kill, remains on bail. An application has been made to the courts to have his bail extended beyond Saturday 30 April, but the hearing isn’t expected to be until mid-June.
“The suspect will remain on conditional bail until the date of the court hearing. Any update on the outcome of that hearing – or news before then – will be issued proactively by GMP press office.”
Manchester United suspended Greenwood after his arrest but this month were forced to deny he was set to return to first-team duties.
Rumours spread on social media due to his profile being visible on their website, but the club quickly corrected the claims.
“There has been no change whatsoever in Mason’s status,” the club said.
“We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January.
“This was in order to remove Mason from interactive elements of the app, such as team predictions etc.
“However, his profile was never removed from the website as he remains a Manchester United player, albeit not currently part of the squad while the legal process unfolds.”