Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been released from police custody after pleading not guilty to charges in court following his arrest on the island of Mykonos.
The England defender, 27, was arrested following an alleged fight on Thursday night, along with two other Britons, aged 28 and 29.
Maguire pleaded not guilty alongside the other Britons and the trial was adjourned till Tuesday.
The three men are however free to return to Britain. Maguire left the courthouse in an unmarked van, refusing to make any comment or statement on the incident.
A statement released by the Hellenic Police’s South Aegean region press office on Friday afternoon read: “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.
“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.”
Manchester United also released a statement shortly after Maguire’s not guilty plea:
“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 had been on Mykonos with family and friends, having been given two weeks off following the side’s semi-final defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League on Sunday.
The prosecutor is considering three charges – aggravated assault, verbal assault and also the most serious one, the attempted bribery of an official.
It is unclear which of the charges Maguire is being prosecuted for. But he risks three years in prison of found guilty of attempted bribery.