MANCHESTER United player Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
Police confirmed the 20-year-old striker remains in custody over the allegations, which came to light on Sunday morning.
Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assaultCredit: AFP
Cops were seen at the striker’s house this eveningCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Police crime scene investigation vans were seen parked outside the footballer’s house in Bowdon, Greater Manchester.
Security staff, thought to have been provided by his club, were present at a second home he owns nearby and they confirmed that his parents were inside.
Manchester United also announced he has been suspended indefinitely.
The Premier League club initially said it did “not condone violence of any kind,” but later suspended the £75,000-a-week star as police launched an investigation.
A spokesperson for the club said: “Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”
Last night the Manchester United Supporters Trust tweeted: “The club has now confirmed that Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice. MUST fully support the decision of the club in this regard.”
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were made aware earlier today (Sunday 30 January) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.
“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
“He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor, tweeted on Sunday: “These allegations need to be investigated quickly.”
Greenwood joined Manchester United at the age of six and progressed through the academy ranks.
He started playing for the first team in 2019, aged 17, and has made 129 appearances on the pitch for the team.
Greenwood also represented England several times as an under-17 and under-21 before being named in the England senior squad in August 2020.
Greenwood has been suspended by Manchester United until further noticeCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
The striker faces a police probeCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
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