Harry Maguire’s appeal against assault and bribery conviction from holiday in Mykonos ‘to be pushed back’ as Manchester United star prepares for FA Cup final with Manchester City
- Manchester United star Harry Maguire will move to push back a hearing
- The footballer is appealing a sentencing for assault and bribery in Greece
Manchester United and England star Harry Maguire will move to push back a hearing he faces next week to appeal an assault and bribery sentencing he received in Greece while holidaying on the popular island of Mykonos, judicial officials said.
Ioannis Paradissis, a lead attorney for the prosecution, told Mailonline that he had been advised by Maguire’s lawyer that he would be seeking to push back the June 7 appeal because of a scheduling conflict.
‘His attorney has to be present at another hearing and will not be able to make it,’ Paradissis said. ‘It is not unusual that such postponements are requested and while the judge remains to decide on the motion, it is likely to be given.’
Under Greek judicial practice, each side is given up to two requests for postponements. Legal officials from Maguire’s team confirmed their request for a postponement.
The hearing was scheduled to take place on the island of Syros.
Harry Maguire will move to push back a hearing he faces next week to appeal an assault and bribery sentencing he received in Greece
Pictured: England footballer Harry Maguire leaves a court building in Syros, Greece in 2020
Maguire was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery by a court on the Greek island of Syros in August 2020 and had been expected to return this summer to appeal the conviction.
Earlier this year, though, judicial officials revealed that the £85million star will not return to Greece for the hearing as the number of tribunal cases has risen due to the pandemic and that they are only seeing to ’emergency suits.’
In the 2020 case, Maguire was handed a 21-month and 10-day sentence after he was arrested on the party island of Mykonos following an alleged altercation.
He was arrested along with his brother Joe and a family friend Christopher Sharman.
Both Joe Maguire and Sharman were sentenced to 13 months in prison, also suspended for three years.