A case against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been dismissed. Among the charges against Greenwood were attempted rape, assault, coercion, and controlling behavior. The first arrest took place on January 30, the same day his club suspended him.
This is certainly great news for Manchester United fans who know how talented Greenwood is. They hope that this referee will not leave a big mark on him and that he can regain his form and be an important player for Manchester United.
Greater Manchester Police chief superintendent Michaela Kerr issued a statement; “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."
Michaela Kerr on women rights
Kerr hopes that there will be fewer cases like this, and that women should not be victims.
“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”.