A report indicates that the retrial for Harry Maguire’s assault and bribery charges in Greece has been postponed and may face cancellation. The Manchester United defender was arrested in August 2020 on the island of Mykonos during a holiday, spending two nights in police custody after an altercation.
Maguire was initially found guilty of bodily harm, attempted bribery, and violence in a court proceeding following the incident. However, the conviction was swiftly overturned due to withheld key evidence. The latest delay in the retrial is attributed to a legal strike, pushing the proceedings to March 2025 at the earliest. There are concerns that the trial might never proceed, as officials fear potential negative repercussions for Mykonos’ reputation and its impact on tourism.
Maguire’s original 2021 hearing was already postponed by two years due to the pandemic’s effects. Throughout the legal process, the Manchester United player has consistently maintained his innocence. In 2020, upon returning to England, Maguire shared his perspective in a BBC interview, expressing confidence in the Greek legal system and stating his belief that the retrial would allow for proper preparation, evidence gathering, and the inclusion of witnesses to reveal the truth.