The England international was involved in an altercation on Thursday (Pictures: Mykonos Live TV / AP)
Harry Maguire’s lawyer says the Manchester United captain is in ‘great condition’ despite facing a second night in police custody and expects him to be released without charge on Saturday morning.
The 27-year-old was detained on Thursday night, along with two other men, after an altercation on the Greek island of Mykonos, with the trio said to have become ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers.
Maguire and his companions were transferred to Syros by boat on Friday afternoon and are due to face a state prosecutor on Saturday morning at 11am local time (9am BST).
Maguire was on holiday in Mykonos with his fiance Fern Hawkins (Picture: Instagram)
‘A case file was opened against the trio for the occasional offenses of violence against officials – court officials, disobedience, bodily harm, insult and attempted bribery of an employee,’ confirmed a statement from the Greek court on Friday.
Maguire’s lawyer, Konstantinos Darivas, has now spoken to media in Greece and says the United centre-back denies the allegations and is expected to be released tomorrow.
‘The process is ongoing. Maguire is in a great condition,’ Darivas told the Greek edition of Gazzetta.
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‘We’ll be able to say more tomorrow morning. He denies the allegations and I am fully convinced that tomorrow he will be released without any charges.’
Maguire had been on holiday with his fiance Fern Hawkins in Mykonos and was pictured with several of his United teammates, including Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams, earlier in the day – though neither were present when the altercation occurred.
Maguire jetted out to the Greek island after United’s Europa League loss to Sevilla (Getty)
The Fracas happened outside the Fabrica bar in the early hours with Greek police saying they were confronted by a group of individuals, including Maguire, when they tried to intervene in the altercation.
‘When the brawl was all sorted out, one of the two groups – with the football players – started verbally abusing officers,’ Petros Vassilakis, a police spokesman, said.
The altercation happened outside the Fabrica bar in Mykonos (Picture: Facebook)
‘There were several policemen there. At some point, one of the three members of the group – they were aged 27, 28, and 29 – threw a swing at one of the policemen and a fight ensued.
‘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. All three, including the football player, are being held in custody, locked up in Mykonos cell.’
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