Manchester United player Mason Greenwood arrested on suspicion of Rape

Manchester United player Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion rape and assault as part of an ongoing police investigation into allegations made on social media this weekend.

The 20-year-old, an England international, has also been suspended by his club and remains in police custody as enquiries continue. 

It follows a post shared to Instagram featuring pictures and videos which showed a young woman with a number of injuries.

A police spokesman said: ‘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.

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