Man Utd star Mason Greenwood has his bail extended until the summer as police continue to probe rape and sexual assault allegations

Man Utd star Mason Greenwood has bail extended until the summer following rape and sexual assault allegations
Mason Greenwood will remain on bail until mid-June over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman.

Mason Greenwood will remain on bail until mid-June over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman.

The 20-year-old Manchester United footballer was arrested in January after images and videos were posted online. He was also questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill.

Greenwood was released on conditional bail which was due to expire on Saturday.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: ‘We are continuing to investigate a report made to us on Sunday 30 January of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.

‘A 20-year-old man arrested that day on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman, and threats to kill, remains on bail.

‘An application has been made to the courts to have his bail extended beyond Saturday 30 April, but the hearing isn’t expected to be until mid-June.

‘The suspect will remain on conditional bail until the date of the court hearing.’

Within hours of the allegations surfacing online, the striker – who has made one appearance for England – was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club until further notice.

Nike suspended its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, and later terminated it, and Electronic Arts confirmed his removal from active squads on its Fifa 22 game.

On April 1 the striker was spotted for the first time since his arrest, driving a black Mercedes around Cheshire while wearing a Cartier balaclava.

Officers had arrived at Greenwood’s £14,000-a-month Cheshire mansion on January 31 after seeing a woman reporting claims of physical violence and sexual threats on social media.

The footballer was then arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. He was further arrested on February 2 on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill, but bailed pending further investigation.

Greenwood was suspended by United following the arrest and was abruptly dumped by sponsors Nike.