Steve August 22, 2020
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Harry Maguire kicks the ball while playing for Manchester United

Harry Maguire played in United’s Europa League semi-final defeat by Sevilla

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty and been released from police custody following his arrest on the island of Mykonos.

A court date for the 27-year-old has been set for Tuesday but Maguire can be represented by his lawyer and will now return home.

The England defender did not comment after leaving court on Saturday and his lawyer told Sky he was a free man “right now”.

Maguire was on holiday in Greece.

A United statement said: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.

“Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”

The Syros prosecutor’s office said on Friday that “three foreigners” had been arrested after an alleged altercation with police officers in Mykonos on Thursday.

Greek police said in a statement officers had tried to break up an altercation between two groups outside a bar and that the three foreigners had then verbally abused and assaulted one of the officers.

The statement claimed that after arriving at Mykonos police station, the three arrested individuals then “strongly resisted, pushing and hitting three police officers” and that “one of the detainees tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed”.

The police say a file has been opened which includes accusations of “violence against officials, disobedience, bodily harm, insult and attempted bribery of an official”.

It is not clear what specific charges Maguire faces.

Maguire joined United from Leicester for £80m – a world record fee for a defender – in August 2019.

from the BBC

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