– Harry Maguire spent two nights in police custody while on holiday in Greece
– The Man United captain was said to had an altercation with the authorities
– Maguire and two other Brits were arrested
– The defender was charged with a number of offences but pleaded not guilty after two-hour probing by prosecutors
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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire risks being sentenced to a three-year jail term after he was involved in a bust-up with police officials while holidaying in Greece.
Reports from some quarters claim some random supporters of rival clubs taunted the England star, while others had it that he got angry after his sister, Daisy, was attacked with a sharp object.
The incident led to the defender’s arrest on Friday morning, August 21, before he was arraigned in court where he pleaded not guilty to a string of charges as prosecutors grilled him for nearly two hours.
It is believed the charges included accusations of “violence against officials, disobedience, bodily harm, insult and attempted bribery of an official.”
Photos of Maguire emerging from a Greek court showed him cutting a dejected face and a warning he could serve a three-year jail term.
However, the United ace who has since reportedly flown to the UK could also beat jail life by paying £90,000 as fine.
United, through a club spokesperson, have since said they will not be making any further statements about the incident.
“Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file,” a Man United spokesperson was quoted saying.
“Harry has pleaded not guilty. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Harry Maguire has been arrested in Greece after he reportedly attacked a policeman outside a bar where he was chilling with his friends.
After helping the Red Devils finish among the top four at the just-concluded Premier League season, Harry Maguire decided to travel to Greece for the summer holiday.
The 27-year-old was allegedly involved in a dispute with other British tourists in the early hours of Friday morning, August 21, before police intervened.
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