Further Details Of Harry Maguire's Arrest Emerge During Today's Trial
Harry Maguire's lawyer, Alexis Anagnostakis, says his altercation with police and subsequent arrest in Greece came about after two Albanian men injected his sister Daisy with a substance.
The defence, who had hoped today's trial would be postponed, say Daisy fainted immediately and so Maguire, his brother Joe and friend Chris Sharman set about going to the nearest hospital.
However, their driver took them to the police station and it was there the fracas took place, with Joe alleged to have thrown the first punch after one of the defendants in question said "f**k, f**k the police".
The defence say Maguire was kicked in the leg by officers who told him, "your career is over", while the prosecution accuse the English defender of trying to bribe police after his arrest as he is alleged to have told them, "Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go."
Martha Kelner of Sky News has been reporting from the trial in Syros and providing updates in a series of tweets.
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Maguire was not present for the trial as he is back in the UK and not obliged to appear in court but his dad Alan was in attendance.
The Manchester United skipper, along with his older brother and friend Chris deny charges of assault and violence towards an officer.
The Maguires are also facing an attempted bribery charge, with Harry and Chris accused of verbal assault.
Having been given two weeks off following the Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla, Maguire was on holiday in Mykonos with family and friends, including snooker player Judd Trump and teammates Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams.
The whole situation has cast doubt on the likelihood of the former Leicester City man being named in Gareth Southgate's latest England squad at 2pm today.
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