Manchester United player Mason Greenwood has had all charges against him dropped after key witnesses withdrew from the case.
The 21-year-old striker faced allegations of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault. All three charges related to the same woman.
According to The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), they had a duty to stop the case following the withdrawal of key witnesses adding there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.
In a short statement released on his behalf, Greenwood said: “I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones and friends for their support.
Manchester United club through a statement said they recognise the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped but will conduct one of their own.
“The club will now conduct its own process before determining next steps. We will not make any further comment until that process is complete.”
United on January 30th last year announced Greenwood would not return to training or play any matches until further notice.
Nike also suspended and later terminated its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, while Electronic Arts confirmed he had been removed from active squads on its FIFA 22 game.