Maguire to get a re-trial following appeal
United captain files appeal following assault and bribery conviction
Harry Maguire was granted a re-trial after filing an appeal over his assault and bribery conviction in Greece.
United’s captain got a 21-month suspended sentence Tuesday after being arrested last week on the Greek island of Mykonos.
The club said the 27-year-old’s legal team filed an appeal against the verdict on Wednesday.
The world’s most expensive defender was granted a full re-trial “in a more senior court”.
The team says that means “that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty.”
The incident involved four local police officers along with Maguire’s brother Joe and a friend.
In his defence, Maguire claims that his sister, Daisy, had been injected with an unknown substance prior to the incident.
Yannis Paradise, is a Greek lawyer representing the four officers who were allegedly assaulted in the incident.
He told the Associated Press he was disappointed by Maguire’s behaviour.
He added that: “The whole thing could have ended with an apology.?
The Reds claim the defence didn’t have adequate time to digest the full details of the charges.
The club says they’re looking forward to a “full and fair hearing” at a later date.
When and where the new trial will take place remains to be seen. (JSL)