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Mason Greenwood has been released

Great Manchester Police: Mason Greenwood has been released on bail.

Mason Greenwood has been bailed by police today ‘pending further investigation’ after being arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault, threats to kill and assault of an 18-year-old student.

The England and Manchester United striker, 20, who spent a third night in a cell last night after first being detained on Sunday, was released from custody this morning.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation’.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after distressing pictures and audio circulated on social media alleging he attacked an 18-year-old student. Yesterday he was re-arrested while in custody on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill his alleged victim.

Today, after 72 hours in a Manchester police station and hours of interviews, detectives released him.

Manchester United has already said he will not play for the club – or train with them – while the police investigate him. United’s most high-profile players, including David de Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have appeared to unfollow Greenwood on Instagram, despite following other squad members.

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