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Harry Maguire Receives Suspended Jail Sentence For Aggravated Assault And Attempted Bribery

Harry Maguire Receives Suspended Jail Sentence For Aggravated Assault And Attempted Bribery

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery in Greece, according to stunning reports.

The 27-year-old England star hit the headlines last week as he was arrested along with his brother and friend after an altercation on holiday in Mykonos.

But now Sky Sports reports that Maguire has been convicted by a court on the island of Syros for the charges brought against him.

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Maguire was handed down a jail sentence of 21 months and 10 days, according to reports.

However, the sentence will be suspended as it was the United star's 'first offence and the charges were classed as misdemeanours.'

According to Sky Sports, the court had been asked to postpone the proceedings over the incident involving Maguire.

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However, the trial went ahead without the presence of the United skipper, brother Joe Maguire and friend Christopher Sharman.

Yoannis Paradissis, who assisted the prosecution, told Sky Sports that the victims of the incident are waiting to receive an apology from Maguire and Co.

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"When you're a sportsman and a role model you have to accept what you've done and say sorry," he said.

"Until today, we haven't had that -- they have said it's all the fault of the policeman.

"This was not accepted by the court. The victims and the policeman were assaulted. The only thing they want is an apology."

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The lawyer added that the victims were "totally appalled" with the behaviour of Maguire and his co-defendants.

Maguire's lawyer, Alexis Anagnostakis, claimed earlier today that her client's altercation with Greek authorities came after two Albanian men had 'injected his sister with a substance.'

Maguire pleaded not guilty to all three charges and was in police custody for two nights after his arrest.

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When the England international arrived at the police station, he reportedly said: "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."

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Topics: Harry Maguire, Football News, Football, Manchester United, red devils

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]