Manchester United suspend Mason Greenwood as police given more time to question man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault & threats to kill

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Manchester United have suspended Mason Greenwood “until further notice” after allegations were made against the striker.

Police have confirmed that a man in his 20s has been arrested under suspicion of rape and assault.

“Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice,” a statement from the club said on Sunday.

A spokesperson for United said that the club “does not condone violence of any kind”.

The statement in full reads: “We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media.

“We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established.

“Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

A statement from the Greater Manchester Police confirmed a man in his 20s had been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

“Greater Manchester Police were made aware earlier today of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence,” the statement read.

“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. Inquiries are ongoing.”

GMP added as an investigation continues: “Detectives have been granted further additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.

“The suspect was detained in custody on Sunday (30 January) afternoon after we became aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

“He continues to be questioned after magistrates authorised an extension until tomorrow (Wednesday 2 February).

“Following enquiries so far, he has since been further arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill. Enquiries are ongoing and the victim continues to be offered specialist support.

“We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim’s right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings.”-goal.com