Harry Maguire to jail, removed from English squad
Harry Maguire has been removed from the England squad after he was given a suspended prison sentence in Greece.
The 27-year-old defender was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery by a court on the island of Syros on Tuesday.
He was handed a jail term of 21 months and 10 days, but it will be suspended because it was a first offence and the charges were classed as misdemeanours.
The Manchester United captain was arrested with his brother and a friend after a fight broke out while he was on holiday in Mykonos over claims his sister was injected with a suspected “rape drug”.
The club said in a statement Maguire “continues to strongly assert his innocence” and the trial gave his lawyers “minimal time to digest the charges and prepare”.
They had asked the court to postpone proceedings over the incident, which happened last Thursday during a family getaway.null
But the trial went ahead in the absence of all three defendants – Maguire, his brother Joe and their friend Christopher Sharman.
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