Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape And Assault After Man United Suspend Mason Greenwood Over Allegations
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after a woman alleged that she had been assaulted in a series of pictures and videos on social media.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed the man, who is in his 20s, remains in custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.
“Greater Manchester Police was made aware earlier today (Sunday 30 January) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence,” a police spokesman said.
“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
“He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.
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News of the arrest comes after Manchester United suspended Mason Greenwood from training and matches ‘until further notice.’
On Sunday morning, a video, audio recordings and photos were posted on a woman’s Instagram alleging that Greenwood had assaulted her.
The woman’s social media profile was later delated, but the aforementioned content was later posted on other platforms.
Greenwood, 20, has not responded to any of the woman’s allegations at the time of writing.
United on Sunday morning released a statement and said it does not “condone violence of any kind” and is “aware of images and allegations circulating on social media.”
“We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media,” a United spokesperson said.
“We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”
GMP on Sunday confirmed in a statement it was “aware of images and videos circulating on social media” relating to Greenwood.
“Greater Manchester Police is aware of images and videos circulating on social media,” a spokesperson for the force said.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”
Greenwood, from Bradford, has scored 35 times in 129 appearances for United since breaking into the club’s first team.