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Maguire Found Guilty Of Police Assault, Bribery Charges

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Maguire Found Guilty Of Police Assault, Bribery Charges

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has been found guilty of charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery after an incident in Greece last week, and has been handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months.

Maguire, his brother Joe Maguire and their friend Christopher Sharman have been on trial in Greece after an incident which happened in the early hours of Friday morning while Maguire was on holiday on the island of Mykonos with family and friends.

Greek police claimed the three defendants were involved in an altercation with officers on the island and that bribery was attempted after they were taken to the police station.

Maguire Found Guilty Of Police Assault, Bribery Charges

Maguire, 27, pleaded not guilty to all charges and was represented by one of his lawyers, Alexis Anagnostakis, in the hearing on Tuesday as he was not required to be present in person.

The hearing took place in Syros with his father Alan in attendance and all three defendants were found guilty.

Maguire has been handed a prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days, however he will not serve any jail time as the sentence has been suspended due to the crimes being misdemeanours and he is a first time offender.

Following the sentencing, Maguire released a statement maintaining his innocence.

He said: “Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing. I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family and friends are the victims.”

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