Harry Maguire allegedly tried to bribe police officers after arrest
Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has been accused of attempting to bribe police officers, following his arrest on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Maguire, who earns £190,000-a-week at Old Trafford, was detained overnight, along with two other men, after a brawl during which the 27-year-old became ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers.
The England defender was transferred to Syros, where he will face a state prosecutor.
“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,” a statement from the Greek court said on Friday.
Maguire had been enjoying a summer break with his fiancé, Fern Hawkins.
He was photographed with several of his United team-mates, including Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams, earlier on Thursday, but neither were said to have been at the scene of the incident.
United, in a statement, confirmed they were aware of the incident and noted that Maguire was fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.