Police Drop Criminal Proceedings Against Man United’s Mason Greenwood

February 2, 2023
Mason Greenwood

By Dipo Olowookere

The charges of assault against Manchester United forward, Mason Greenwood, have been dropped by the Greater Manchester Police.

A statement from the police said the criminal proceedings were dropped on Thursday against the 21-year-old English footballer, who was dropped from the first team after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, Ms Harriet Robson, and attempting to force himself into her.

According to the GMP’s Head of Public Protection, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, the CPS discontinued its investigation opened in January 2022 on Mr Greenwood.

“Given the significant media coverage of this case, it is only fair that we share the news that the 21-year-old man, who had been arrested and charged in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in relation to this.

“The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing any updates of note, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage and that this decision has not been taken lightly.

“Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail,” Mr Kerr was quoted as saying in the statement issued today.

“I would, however, like to use this opportunity to reiterate GMP’s commitment to investigating allegations of violence against women and girls and supporting those affected, regardless of their circumstances, throughout what can be a hard and upsetting time for them.

“An ever-increasing number of officers are receiving specialist training, and the force is more consistently utilising tools available via the criminal justice system to keep people safe and care for victims.

“If you feel you are or might be a victim, please don’t let this case put you off asking for help,” he said further.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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