Mason Greenwood faces bail hearing next week as police probe rape allegations
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Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is set to have his police bail extension application heard at court next week.
Greenwood remains under police investigation after he was arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and threats to kill earlier this year.
According to the Daily Mail, an application to extend his bail has been made, the hearing of which will take place at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Wednesday (June 23). It will not be held in open court and the 20-year-old is not expected to attend. He was released on conditional bail after spending three nights in the cells following his arrest.
His bail was set for April 30 but the application pushed it back to mid-June. Police are yet to charge him and rumours circulated on social media this week that he might face no further action.
However, it's claimed no decision has been made. Greenwood remains suspended by United and has lost his sponsorship deal with Nike.
His club were forced to deny similar rumours in April. A United statement at that time read: “There has been no change whatsoever in Mason’s status.
“We removed his profile from the club app soon after he was removed from the squad in January. This was in order to remove Mason from interactive elements of the app, such as team predictions.
“However, his profile was never removed from the website as he remains a Manchester United player, albeit not currently part of the squad, while the legal process unfolds.”
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