Harry Maguire’s Greek retrial delayed for over a year and could be canceled – Daily Star

Harry Maguire’s Greek retrial delayed for over a year and could be canceled – Daily Star

The England international was supposed to defend his innocence in a hearing on the Greek island of Mykonos this week. However, the hearing was postponed due to a legal strike, and now his lawyers have stated that the earliest retrial date will be in March 2025, more than 12 months away.

During the initial trial, the defense lawyers had only two hours to prepare their case, and crucial evidence was withheld from the trial. Maguire was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and attempted bribery, receiving a suspended jail sentence of 21 months and 10 days.

His lawyers immediately appealed the original verdict with the aim of clearing his name. In an interview with the BBC, Maguire expressed that he feared for his life and asserted that he didn’t feel the need to apologize as he believed he had done nothing wrong.

He acknowledged the impact of the situation on his club and fans, expressing regret for putting them through it, but maintained his innocence, stating that the situation could have happened to anyone. Maguire recounted the events of the night when he was waiting for a taxi with his sister, wife, and other members of their group, claiming that there was no fight despite an altercation with men.

He also emphasized his mental fortitude, expressing his intent to move on. As reported by The Sun, a source close to Maguire stated that he has and will continue to contest the charges, expressing his distress during the incident and his desire to resolve the matter while respecting the Greek legal system.


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