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Manchester United Captain, Harry Maguire, arrested on Greek island of Mykonos ‘for attacking police’ after raucous night at bar

  • Man U Captain was holidaying with teammates and Love Island star
  • Maguire was allegedly ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officer in Mykonos
  • Locals called police after group of eight men left a bar and were very noisy
  • Mini bus was pulled over by officers as it left the street, police source said
  • Maguire, 27, along with two other men, allegedly attacked the Greek officers
  • It is believed the £85million centre-half spent the night in a police cell 

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline, Published: 21 August 2020

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested for attempting to assault a police officer and using abusive language, according to a police source on Mykonos.

Two other men he was with were arrested on assault charges after allegedly attacking police when their mini bus was pulled over as it left a bar in Mykonos Town in the early hours of Friday.

The 27-year-old centre-half was ‘very abusive and aggressive’ towards officers when they were called by local residents because the group were not leaving the area – breaching a coronavirus curfew.

The £85million England international is believed to have spent the night in a cell after he was handcuffed and taken to the police station on the Greek island. 

According the police source a group of eight men had left the bar shortly after midnight when it closed due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed on the island.

‘The group were very noisy and some of the local residents called the police as they had not left the area,’ the source told the MailOnline. Harry Maguire's girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted this Instagram snap last night with the caption: 'Holidays with you ... ♥️'

Harry Maguire’s girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted this Instagram snap last night with the caption: ‘Holidays with you … ♥️’The captain posing with a fan last night+4

The captain posing with a fan last night

The Manchester United captain Harry Maguire posing with a fan last night in Mykonos town

Harry Maguire playing earlier this month against LASK Linz at Old Trafford for Manchester United's in the Europa League

Harry Maguire playing earlier this month against LASK Linz at Old Trafford for Manchester United’s in the Europa League

‘The group of men were in a mini bus and after the police arrived the followed them. The officers pulled the van over.

‘Two of the men got out and there was an argument and they began attacking the police. Maguire was very abusive and aggressive towards the officers.

‘He was arrested and handcuffed and taken to the police station on preliminary charges of attempted assault and using abusive language to police.’

Maguire, the Manchester United captain, is likely to have spent the night in a police cell along with his two friends.

It is thought the other five in the group were allowed to leave and return to their holiday villa.

Bar owners on Mykonos have to close at midnight or face fines from the Greek Government.

The police source said: ‘It is thought the group did not want to leave and were very noisy with lots of shouting.’ 

Manchester United said in a statement: ‘The club is aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night. 

‘Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully co-operating with the Greek authorities.

‘At this time we will be making no further comment.’ 

Footage posted on a Greek website shows Maguire earlier that night chatting with fans in the Matogiannia area of Mykonos town. 

Britons were singing his name in the street and posing for selfies with the soccer ace before things went awry. 

It is not clear whether that video was filmed at the same the bar as the alleged incident nor whether anyone else who appears was involved in the altercation. 

His girlfriend Fern Hawkins posted an Instagram picture last night with the caption: ‘Holidays with you … ♥️’. 

United players are taking time off after their Europa League exertions earlier this month.

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