Mason Greenwood, a Manchester United player, has beefed up security at his £14,000-a-month Cheshire property after being bailed ‘waiting further investigation’ by police on suspicion of rape, sexual assault, threats to kill, and assault on an 18-year-old student.
Detectives released him today after 72 hours in a Manchester police station and hours of questioning.
According to Mail Online, two private security guards are now guarding the house, which is owned by an unnamed former Premier League star.
This afternoon an expert also arrived to install a £350 home security system, which can record from up to eight CCTV cameras in 4KHD.
One neighbour told MailOnline: ‘We haven’t seen anything of him. It’s a nice modern house. We believe he rents it for £14,000 with all the bills included’.
The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault after distressing pictures and audio circulated on social media alleging he attacked an 18-year-old student.
Yesterday he was re-arrested while in custody on suspicion of sexual assault and threats to kill his alleged victim. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the rape and assault of a woman has been released on bail pending further investigation’.
Manchester United has already said he will not play for the club – or train with them – while the police investigate him.
He has disappeared from United’s online merchandise shop and versions of FIFA ’22. Nike have suspended his sponsorship deal and one of United’s official partners, Cadbury, says it will not use him in any marketing products ‘while these allegations are being investigated’.