Harry Maguire pleads not guilty in Greek court after Mykonos arrest

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged altercation with police on the Greek island of Mykonos.

The England defender, 27, was arrested on Thursday following accusations of an altercation with a police officer on the Greek island of Mykonos.

Maguire, along with two others, are not obliged to attend the trial and can return to the UK, a source from the prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.

Wearing a face mask, baseball cap and blue short sleeved shirt, Maguire left the court in an unmarked van.

Maguire pictured leaving court in Syros. Credit: AP

He and the two other defendants were charged with multiple instances of assault and battery in regard to a fight they had with others on Mykonos.

Police tried to break up the fight. Maguire and another defendant are also charged with attempted bribery and assault against a policeman.

In a statement on Friday, Greek police said: “Three foreigners, aged 27, 28 and 29, were arrested in Mykonos by police officers of the Mykonos police department.

“Patrolling police officers in the area of ​​Mykonos intervened and normalised a dispute between citizens, however, three foreigners involved in the incident turned against them, insulting and hitting a police officer with fists.

Maguire pictured leaving the Greek court in a car on Saturday morning. Credit: AP

“The three foreigners were taken to the Mykonos Police Station, where upon their arrival they strongly resisted, pushing and beating three police officers.

“One of the detainees then tried to offer money so that the trial against them would not be completed. The arrested (men) were taken to the Syros Prosecutor’s Office.”

Maguire had been on holiday in Mykonos following Manchester United's loss to Sevilla in the Europa League last Sunday.

Sevilla's Munir El Haddadi, left and Manchester United's Harry Maguire both go for the ball during the Europa League semifinal. Credit: AP

United said in a statement: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file.

“Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course.”

Maguire was spotted on the Greek island following Manchester United's exit from the Europa League. Credit: Mykonos Live TV