Shadow of Mykonos police assault hangs over England’s Harry Maguire as World Cup looms


He is hoping for a World Cup name up by England earlier than the event begins in simply 4 weeks, however a shadow continues to hold over former captain Harry Maguire – his conviction for assaulting police two years in the past.

His attraction isn’t as a consequence of be heard till subsequent 12 months and 6 officers who say they had been attacked are nonetheless awaiting an apology from him, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The persevering with fallout from the brawl in Mykonos in August 2020 comes as England supervisor Gareth Southgate weighs up whether or not to incorporate Maguire within the squad for the event.

Footballer Harry Maguire seen leaving a court docket constructing on the island of Syros, Greece in August 2020

The £190,000-a-week Manchester United defender was discovered responsible of assaulting as much as six officers after which trying to bribe them inside a police station whereas on vacation with eight relations and pals. 

He obtained a suspended jail sentence of 21 months in 2020 however instantly launched an attraction, which can be heard on the neighbouring island of Syros on June 3 subsequent 12 months.

Below Greek legislation, Maguire, 29, is not going to have a felony file except the judgment is upheld. 

The footballer (pictured on his Mykonos holiday) was found guilty of assaulting the six police officers and attempting to bribe them. He was handed a 21 month suspended prison sentence

The footballer (pictured on his Mykonos vacation) was discovered responsible of assaulting the six cops and trying to bribe them. He was handed a 21 month suspended jail sentence 

Final night time, Ioannis-Iakovos Paradissis, a lawyer performing for the officers, mentioned: ‘Maguire should apologise for assaulting cops who had been doing their job. He should no less than condemn violence on the whole. 

‘That is what my purchasers need. However neither he nor Manchester United have performed this. I’ve confidence that we are going to win the case. Maguire’s folks declare they’ve video recordings of the incident on their cellphones, however I’ve but to see it. Nobody has produced it.’

Maguire grew to become the world’s most costly defender when he was purchased from Leicester Metropolis for £80 million. 

However his picture was sullied by the occasions of August 21, 2020, when he was holidaying with a gaggle together with wife-to-be Fern Hawkins, 28, his sister, Daisy, 24, and his brother Joe, 26, at a £29,000-a-week villa in Mykonos. After spending the day ingesting at a seaside membership, they went to Mykonos city centre to the unique Bonbonniere bar, reportedly spending hundreds.

At midnight the bar closed, and Maguire’s group waited outdoors for a minibus to take them again.

They and the police dispute what occurred subsequent. In response to transcripts of the court docket listening to days later, Maguire and his group had been arguing with two different males once they had been noticed by plainclothes police. 4 officers tried to ‘calm issues down’, police declare. The 2 males walked away, however Maguire’s group ‘began creating issues’.

Harry Maguire and his wife-to-be Fern Hawkins holidaying on the Greek Island of Mykonos in August 2020

Harry Maguire and his wife-to-be Fern Hawkins holidaying on the Greek Island of Mykonos in August 2020

Maguire is claimed to have turn out to be abusive, telling officers: ‘F*** the police, f*** you all.’

His brother Joe punched one of many policemen, the court docket heard. Police advised the Greek driver of the minibus to take the group to the police station, as officers adopted. However on the station, the brothers are mentioned to have run off, solely stopping when officers screamed at them.

Uniformed police went to arrest the Maguires, however in line with the transcript, as they had been being handcuffed, Maguire began shoving and abusing them. Contained in the station, he’s mentioned to have shouted: ‘F*** Greece, f*** the police.’

The policemen claimed the star mentioned: ‘I’m wealthy, I’m well-known, and I’ve some huge cash. I’m the chief [sic] of Manchester. I will offer you all the cash you need.’ Police mentioned they believed he was providing a bribe, not an on-the-spot nice, as his legal professionals say.

However the court docket additionally heard proof from childhood pal Ashden Morley, who was with the group. He mentioned the combat began after two ‘Albanian-looking’ males tried to inject Maguire’s sister Daisy with a substance. He mentioned the group thought they had been going to a hospital when the minibus stopped in a courtyard and a number of other males tried to pull them out. Maguire and his brother ran as they believed they had been being kidnapped, he added.

Final night time, Mr Paradissis queried the declare that males had tried to inject Daisy, including: ‘They didn’t point out it on the police station. Daisy by no means made a criticism.’

Maguire was discovered responsible of assaulting police, resisting arrest and making an attempt to bribe them, and obtained a 21-month suspended sentence. His brother and a pal, Chris Sharman, every obtained a 13-month suspended sentence.

When advised Maguire didn’t settle for he had performed something mistaken, Mr Paradissis mentioned: ‘How smug is that? We have now policemen who had been overwhelmed. He can’t deny that.’

Final night time, Manchester United and Maguire’s spokesman referred the MoS to a press release the membership issued in August 2020: ‘Harry Maguire pleaded not responsible to all the fees and he continues to strongly assert his innocence.’

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