Harry Maguire’s assault case appeal on hold after lawyers’ strike in Greece

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  • Manchester United player had hoped to clear name this week
  • Maguire was found guilty after arrest on Mykonos in 2020

The Greek court drama that has haunted Harry Maguire is unlikely to end any time soon after the Manchester United defender learned that hopes of clearing his name over his alleged role in a Mykonos assault case will be put on hold – this time because of a lawyers’ strike in the country.

Maguire had hoped this week to finally overturn the 21-month suspended sentence he received for his purported involvement in a brawl on the island. The 30-year-old was described as being “geared up” for Wednesday’s hearing before an appeals court judge on the Aegean island of Syros. But legal action called by the Greek union of lawyers over new tax measures has meant only emergency cases can be heard.

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Written by Helena Smith in Athens
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/feb/06/harry-maguires-assault-case-appeal-on-hold-after-lawyers-strike-in-greece under the title “Harry Maguire’s assault case appeal on hold after lawyers’ strike in Greece”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.