Former England international Mason Greenwood no longer has to fear criminal consequences after allegations of attempted rape and assault. British police have said the charges against the Manchester United striker have been dropped by prosecutors.
The reasons for the decision to discontinue the proceedings are the withdrawal of important witnesses and new findings, as a spokesman for the public prosecutor explained. The 21-year-old will “no longer be prosecuted,” said a statement from Greater Manchester Police.
Greenwood was first arrested in January 2022 on serious allegations of violence and abuse and death threats against his then partner.
This had published pictures on Instagram showing injuries. There was also audio recordings of Greenwood allegedly attempting to force the woman into sexual activity. The posts were later deleted.