British police said that all criminal charges against Mason Greenwood, young Manchester United striker, had been dropped after more than a year of legal proceedings.
Since the beginning of last year, Greenwood has faced accusations that included assault and attempted rape, after his ex-girlfriend, English model Harriet Robson, published a series of photos and an audio clip on the “Instagram” platform accusing the former English international of beating and assaulting her and causing her severe injuries.
Manchester United announced the suspension of the player in January 2022, after the accusations emerged.
"A decision has been taken to stop the prosecution in accordance with the Public Prosecutor's Act in Britain," the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement today, Thursday.
According to a spokesperson for the prosecution service, "the withdrawal of key witnesses and the emergence of new elements" motivated the dropping of charges.
"In these circumstances we are obligated to close the case," he added.
Greenwood (21 years) was one of the most prominent talents in English football, and he was arrested because of the case before he was released in February 2022, then he was re-imprisoned for not respecting judicial oversight, and he was released last October.
Greenwood made his debut with the Red Devils in 2019. He participated in 129 matches with the team, during which he scored 35 goals.
In February, he extended his contract with the Red Devils until 2025, with a salary of 75,000 pounds per week (100,000 dollars).