Man arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after Man Utd suspend Mason Greenwood

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Man arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after Man Utd suspend Mason Greenwood

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault against a woman. A statement confir

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Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault against a woman.

A statement confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the force had been made aware of “online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence.”

The man is now in police custody for questions and enquiries are ongoing, Greater Manchester Police added.

The allegations were earlier connected to Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, who has subsequently been suspended from all first team duties by the club.

“We are aware of images and allegations circulating on social media,” a club spokesperson initially said on Sunday morning, adding: “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

Later on in the day, United confirmed that “Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”

The allegations were posted on social media platform Instagram and included pictures, video and an audio note that claimed to be a conversation held between the woman and Greenwood. They have since been removed.

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