Harry Maguire appears in court after spending second night in police cell

Harry Maguire has appeared in court over an alleged altercation with police on the Greek island of Mykonos.

The Manchester United captain is part of a group of three men arrested on Thursday night and was transported to a police station in Syros on Friday.

Hellenic Police allege one of their officers was hit as he tried to break up a disturbance on Mykonos and that the three men later resisted arrest by "pushing and beating three officers".

Maguire appeared in court on Saturday in Syros and his lawyer told Sky News when asked by if he was still a free man: "Right now, yes."

A statement from the Hellenic Police's South Aegean region press office said: "Three foreigners, aged 27, 28 and 29, were arrested today (August 21, 2020) in Mykonos by police officers of the Mykonos police department.

"Patrolling police officers in the area of Mykonos intervened and normalised a dispute between citizens, however, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists.

"The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos Police Station, where upon their arrival they strongly resisted, pushing and beating three police officers.

"One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros Prosecutor's Office."


United released a statement earlier on Friday which read: "The club are aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.

"Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

"At this time we will be making no further comment."

Maguire's representatives have been contacted for a response.

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In his first season at Old Trafford, the England international was an ever-present in the Premier League and scored one goal.

He captained the side in last Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.

The player was one of the Premier League captains who drew praise for his involvement in the #PlayersTogether initiative, which helped raise funds for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

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