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Mason Greenwood in police custody after bail was denied

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Mason Greenwood has been remanded in custody after a district judge found the Manchester United attacker breached bail conditions over charges of attempted rape and other offences.

The 21-year-old, who was in the dock on Monday, has also been charged with assault and “repeatedly engaged” in controlling and coercive behavior.

Greenwood is due to appear before the Manchester Crown Court on November 21.

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All three charges relate to the same woman.

The player was first detained in January over allegations involving a young woman after images and videos were posted online.

He has since been released on bail but was arrested in the Trafford area on Saturday for alleged breach of the terms.

Members of Greenwood’s family, along with members of the press, sat in a full public gallery in the small courtroom.

The Bowdon footballer, dressed in a gray Nike hooded jersey and gray sweatpants, flanked by two dockside officers, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

The attempted rape is said to have taken place in October 2021.

The controlling and coercive behavior relates to a period between November 2018 and October this year, during which he allegedly made threatening and derogatory comments towards the complainant, as well as accessing and monitoring her social media accounts.

The charge of assault involving actual bodily harm is dated December 2021.

Greenwood’s bail settlement will be decided later on Monday.

Within hours of the allegations surfacing online at the start of the year, the attacker – who played once for England – was banned from playing or training at the Old Trafford club.

Nike suspended and later terminated its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, while Electronic Arts confirmed its removal from active squads during its FIFA 22 game.

PA contributed to this report