Manchester United football club has suspended footballer, Mason Greenwood and he has been arrested by police after his model girlfriend shared bloodied photos alleging he assaulted her.
The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault hours after being accused of domestic violence.
On Sunday, 30th January 2021, Mason Greenwood trended on social media globally due to the graphic photos and an audio recording that seemingly had him trying to forcefully have sex with her.
The allegations were released on Instagram on Sunday morning and included video, photographs, and a voice note claimed to be a conversation between Greenwood and the woman.
They have since been deleted.
Police confirmed the 20-year-old striker remains in custody over the allegations which came to light in a series of graphic Instagram posts.
Full statement from Greater Manchester Police
‘Greater Manchester Police was made aware earlier today (Sunday 30 January) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.
‘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.
‘Enquiries are ongoing.
‘If you’re a victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned about someone you know, please use our online reporting facility or use our LiveChat facility on our website, or call 101.
‘In an emergency that’s on-going or life is in danger, always dial 999.
‘Some victims may not feel comfortable speaking with the police, or may feel they need support to come forward and make a report. Greater Manchester Victims’ Services can provide independent emotional and practical support for anyone affected by crime.
‘You can contact the service by visiting the website on https://www.gmvictims.org.uk/ or calling 0161 200 1950.’