Harry Maguire was kicked in the leg by law enforcement officers who explained to him “your job is about”, the Manchester United football star’s attorney has instructed a Greek court docket.
The courtroom experienced been requested to postpone proceedings adhering to the 27-calendar year-old’s arrest, along with two other Britons, over an alleged brawl very last Thursday through a family holiday break on the island of Mykonos in Greece.
But the demo went ahead in his absence and versus his defence team’s wishes on Tuesday, with the prosecution alleging that at the time Maguire arrived at a police station, he mentioned: “Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am pretty loaded, I can give you cash, I can pay you, you should let us go.”
Simple clothing police officers intervened to test to quiet the condition, but the “English adult males” did not, and one particular of the defendants mentioned “f***, f*** the law enforcement” and an officer was punched, it was claimed.
Maguire’s attorney Alexis Anagnostakis instructed the courtroom in Syros that two Albanian men had approached Maguire’s sister Daisy – who fainted promptly just after becoming injected with an unfamiliar substance.
They known as for transport and requested to be driven to a medical center, but were being in its place taken to a law enforcement station.
Mr Anagnostakis alleged that when they arrived, Maguire was kicked in the leg by police officers who explained to him: “Your career is about.”
Policeman Nikolaos Kolios gave evidence for the prosecution and explained to the courtroom that two of the defendants ran to get in a van, pushing officers absent with their arms and legs.
The defence argued they had been breaking absent to make a cell phone simply call. But the police officer mentioned he didn’t see them make a person.
The court docket read one particular officer acquired initially assist while seeking to make an arrest, due to the fact Maguire received angry when he realised he was handcuffed and experimented with to split absent.
The officer who handcuffed Maguire stated the footballer pushed him challenging, triggering him to tumble backwards and harm his again. He also endured a leg damage and was injected with painkillers and experienced to just take the following working day off to get better.
A third law enforcement officer gave a similar account of occasions in court.
Before, asking for an adjournment, Mr Anagnostakis claimed his defence team did not have more than enough time to get ready for the demo.
The lawyer explained the listing of fees was finalised just yesterday, so he only received a difficult copy of the file this morning – two hours ahead of the trial.
He did not even have the time to go over the expenses in depth with his customer, he included.
Mr Anagnostakis also said he had in his possession a video clip from exterior the police station on Mykonos, which he said exhibits the three defendants on the night in a state of “intense agony”, which he wanted far more time to verify.
Maguire, who was not in attendance, has already pleaded not guilty to expenses of aggravated assault and tried bribery of an official.
The England defender put in two nights in custody following he was arrested.
Maguire grew to become the world’s most costly defender following his £80m shift very last summer from Leicester.
Alongside with the relaxation of United’s squad, he had been presented two months off – ahead of the club’s next competitive fixture on 19 September, when they are owing to open up their 2020/21 Premier League campaign towards Crystal Palace.
As coronavirus limitations around the globe manufactured lots of holiday getaway places unattainable to pay a visit to, Leading League footballers headed to Mykonos for the crystal clear waters, blue skies and all-day seashore events.
Maguire’s fiancee, Fern Hawkins, posted a picture of the pair in Mykonos on her Instagram website page on Thursday evening.
The couple have two newborn daughters, the youngest of which was born in May possibly, and were being also joined on the holiday by his brothers and sister.
Maguire also invested time on the island with his Manchester United teammates Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams.
Leicester star Jamie Vardy, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Tottenham’s Dele Alli are among the the other folks who have invested their put up-time vacation in Mykonos.
In the superior-conclude outlets and flashy bars they’re eager to defend the privacy of VIP guests.
The courtroom proceedings occur as England manager Gareth Southgate names his squad later these days for the upcoming Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Denmark.
He faces a predicament about no matter if to consist of Maguire, who would have been pretty much assured a area in the squad just before this week.
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