Greater Manchester Police (GMP), has confirmed that all charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive control against the 21-year-old, Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The England international was arrested in January of 2021 and was due to stand trial for attempted rape, assault and coercive control in November.
Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, GMP’s Head of Public Protection, said: “The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing updates, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage, a decision which has not been taken lightly.“
“Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it any further. I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls, supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances.” He said.
Greenwood appeared in court in November, where a trial date was set for November 23 of 2023, before the charges were dropped.
Writing by Julian Osamoto