Harry Maguire, Man Utd captain arrested in Greece, charged for 'punching police officer'

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested in Greece following a brawl with police officers on the island of Mykonos on Thursday.

The 27-year-old England international, who is on holiday in Greece, was detained along with two other men after an altercation outside a bar in the early hours of the morning on the Greek island.

Greek police said on Friday that Maquire was "verbally abusive to an officer and then hit him" after the trio rounded on cops.

Spokesman Petros Vassilakis added: "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."

Maquire was later transferred to Syros island where he is reportedly facing charges of 'aggravated assault'

Maguire's lawyer Konstantinos Darivas said he denies the allegations and is "fully convinced he will be released without any charges" on Saturday.

Maguire joined United from Leicester for £80m - a world record fee for a defender - in August 2019.

"The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night," United said in a statement on Friday.

"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."

Greek police said in a statement officers had tried to break up an altercation between two groups outside a bar and that the three foreigners had then verbally abused and assaulted one of the officers.

The statement claimed that after arriving at Mykonos police station, the three arrested individuals then "strongly resisted, pushing and hitting three police officers" and that "one of the detainees tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed".

The police say a file has been opened which includes accusations of "violence against officials, disobedience, bodily harm, insult and attempted bribery of an official".


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