Man United Captain Maguire arrested, charged for ‘assault’

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested on the Greek tourist island of Mykonos for an alleged assault and attacking police, state agency ANA reported Friday.

United said in a brief statement they were “aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.”

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“Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

“At this time, we will be making no further comment,” the club added.

According to police sources, Maguire, his brother and a friend were involved in a fight around midnight with other British tourists outside a bar, ANA said.

Meanwhile, Harry Maguire has been pictured arriving at a court in Spyros, Greece after his reported arrest in Mykonos.

Petros Vassilakis, a police spokesman, told Reuters: “When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers.

“There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28 and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.

“All of the three were arrested but during the effort to do so, the other two, including the football player, got violent also. They threw down at least two policemen hit them with their fists and kicked them.

“I can’t tell you what they were telling us. All English swear words against the authorities and against the work of the police. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell.

“They will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Syros later today to be charged with aggravated assault.”