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Man Utd star Mason Greenwood is granted bail before his next court appearance

Man Utd star Mason Greenwood will be released from jail later today after being granted bail as he faces charges of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour

  • The England striker, 21, will be allowed home after spending two nights in prison
  • Judge John Potter granted bail after short hearing at Minshull St Crown Court
  • Greenwood has been suspended from playing or training with Old Trafford club

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood will be released from jail later today after being granted bail.

The England striker, 21, will be allowed home after two nights in jail after his legal team made a bail application.

He is being held at HMP Berwyn in Wrexham, North Wales, where he will be released later.

Judge John Potter granted Greenwood bail after a short hearing at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.

The Man Utd star has been charged with the attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault of a teenage student.

Greenwood was not present at the brief hearing in court this morning.

It was held in private with the press having to watch outside Court 4.

His bail conditions means he has to reside at his rented home in Bowdon, Gtr Manchester, and is not allowed to contact the complainant or a string of witnesses.

Mason Greenwood appearing in the dock at Manchester Magistrates’ Court with security on charges of attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault. All three charges relate to the same woman

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood, who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault in January, arrives at court in a prison van on Monday

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood, who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault in January, arrives at court in a prison van on Monday

The football star has been granted bail following a private hearing (pictured above earlier this year)

The football star has been granted bail following a private hearing (pictured above earlier this year)

Greenwood, 21, was arrested in January and immediately suspended by his club

Greenwood, 21, was arrested in January and immediately suspended by his club

The forward only appeared in the dock at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday, wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey jogging bottoms.

He had been denied bail until a crown court appearance on November 21 but he was granted bail today after his legal team made the bail application.

The footballer was charged with attempting to rape a woman on October 22, 2021.

He is also accused of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour, namely ‘monitoring her social media accounts and making threats and derogatory comments towards her, amounting to a serious affect upon her’.

He is also accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on December 21.

The player was first held in January over allegations relating to a young woman after images and videos were posted online.

He had been on bail since then, but was arrested in the Trafford area on Saturday for an alleged breach of conditions by contacting the alleged victim.

Shortly after 4pm on Saturday, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Greenwood.

Janet Potter, deputy chief crown prosecutor for CPS North West, said: ‘The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Mason Greenwood, 21, with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

‘All three counts relate to the same complainant.

‘Specialist rape prosecutors from CPS North West’s complex casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence received from Greater Manchester Police.’

The controlling and coercive behaviour relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, while the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm is dated December 2021.

Within hours of the allegations surfacing online at the beginning of the year, the forward – who has made one appearance for England – was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club.

Nike suspended and later terminated its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, while Electronic Arts confirmed his removal from active squads on Fifa 22.

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