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Man United Harry Maguire handed a syspended 21-month prison sentence for trying to bribe police officers in Greece

Harry Maguire has been granted a retrial in Greece.

The Manchester United captain, along with his brother Joe and their friend Christopher Sharman, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery at a court on the Greek island of Syros on Tuesday.

He was handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence.

The 27-year-old England defender quickly indicated his intention to appeal, releasing a statement saying he and his family and friends were the victims in this case.

“An appeal against yesterday’s verdict was lodged this morning by Harry’s legal team,” a statement by Man United read.

“In accordance with the Greek judicial process, the filing of an appeal extinguishes the initial court verdict and nullifies the conviction.

“The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court.

“This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty. Accordingly, he is not subject to any international travel restrictions.”

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