Man Utd captain, Harry Maguire convicted in Greece for 'assaulting, attempting to bribe police'

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has been convicted of all charges following a brawl at the Greek holiday island of Mykonos.

The England international was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery on Tuesday, August 25, after the alleged fight last Friday.

He was handed a 21 month and ten day sentence suspended for three years as it was his first offence.

Maguire's brother, Joe who plays for non-league team Ilkeston Town, and a third man, Christopher Sharman, were also found guilty of the same charges, and given suspended sentences of 13 months.

The 27-year-old flew back to the UK on Sunday ahead of his trial and was represented in court by his lawyers with his father Alan in attendance.

The lawyers claimed in court that the footballer's sister Daisy was injected with a date rape drug by two Albanian men outside the bar the defendants were at.

Daisy collapsed, triggering a brawl, and police rushed to the scene, with the Albanians fleeing, the court was told.

They layers said Maguire and his group asked to be taken to hospital after the brawl, but were stopped by undercover police.

After more violent clashes, the three accused were driven to a police station, where officers kicked Maguire on the leg and told him: 'Your career is over'.

However, officer Mickolos Kolios claimed while giving evidence that Maguire began pushing officers and getting verbally abusive.

He claimed the footballer and his brother Joe tried to bribe officers, with Harry saying: 'Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United. I am very rich. I can give you money. I can pay you, please let us go.'

Maguire also allegedly said 'f*** the police both inside and outside the station.

Maguire's friend Ashden Morley told the court that the the footballer feared that he was being kidnapped or robbed when they were stopped by undercover police officers.

Morley, a childhood friend of Harry and Joe, said that the incident with the police started as the group returned to their minibus following a night out.

Maguire has confirmed he would be appealing his conviction after branding himself and his family "the victims in a statement.

He said: "Following the hearing, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing.

"I remain strong + confident regarding our innocence in this matter - if anything myself, family + friends are the victims.” #MUFC".

The verdict comes a few hours after England manager Gareth Southgate, named the defender in his next international squad.


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