Harry Maguire found guilty of aggravated assault and attempted bribery

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Harry Maguire found guilty of aggravated assault and attempted bribery

Harry Maguire has been found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and repeated attempts of bribery at a court hearing in Greece following a late night brawl in Mykonos last week.

The player was given a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.

Harry Maguire found guilty of aggravated assault and attempted bribery

The sentence will be suspended because it is a first offence and charges were misdemeanours. His team have said they will appeal.

Maguire was convicted of all the charges against him by a court on the island of Syros.

He 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 court had been asked to postpone proceedings over the incident, which happened last Thursday during a family getaway.

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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His lawyer, Alexis Anagnostakis, attempted to postpone the trial having only received the charge sheet two hours prior, but it went ahead as planned and Maguire was shown no sympathy by the judges.

Upon announcement of the verdict, Maguire said he would appeal the court’s decision.

“Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing. I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family and friends are the victims.” he wrote in a statement.

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Harry Maguire found guilty of aggravated assault and attempted bribery
Sanya Agunbiade

LT Staff

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