Harry Maguire’s trial over Mykonos brawl that ‘saw him punch cop after his sister was stabbed’ may be postponed because of coronavirus outbreak at building that houses court
- Harry Maguire trial may be postponed after Covid-19 outbreak in court building
- Officials on Greek island of Syros partially locked down section of the town hall
- The complex was where three judges will hear Maguire’s case on Tuesday
Harry Maguire’s trial may be postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus in the building where it is due to take place tomorrow.
Officials on the Greek island of Syros have partially locked down a section of the town hall complex which houses the courthouse where three judges will hear Maguire’s case on Tuesday.
Special measures are being introduced in and around the courthouse, but local authority officials are in a race against time to ensure that it can remain open for the trial.
Nikolaos Livadaras, mayor of Syros told MailOnline that the outbreak of coronavirus had taken place in the town hall’s financial services department where a member of staff had tested positive and others had shown symptoms.
Harry Maguire’s trial over his Mykonos brawl may be postponed after officials on the Greek island of Syros partially locked down the building where his case is due to be heard on Tuesday
The Manchester United player, 27, is due to stand trial for assaulting three police officers and attempting to bribe them
According to some reports, Maguire’s sister Daisy was jabbed in the arm with a sharp metal straw
He said: ‘We are proceeding with all the necessary health procedures and extending a lockdown in a section of the town hall facilities where a case was detected.
‘This concerns the town hall’s financial services department, where all employees are currently being tested after the director of the department was found to have tested positive for Covid-19.’
The financial department is in the same building and just a short distance from the courthouse, where Manchester United captain Maguire, 27 will stand trial for assaulting three police officers and attempted to bribe them.
Two unnamed friends, aged 28 and 29 will also stand trial alongside him.
They have all pleaded not guilty.
If the trial does proceed, then members of the public and the media may be prevented from attending while all those inside will have to wear face masks and maintain social distance. The courthouse is also currently undergoing a deep clean.
Maguire is believed to be in England and does not have to attend the hearing after it was ruled that lawyers can represent him.
Greece has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, as numbers have surged from some 3000 in mid-June to 8664, according to state health statistics.
The dramatic surge has health officials considering fresh lockdowns for several pockets of the country.
Speculation has increased over what exactly led to the incident on Thursday night which resulted Maguire’s arrest.
According to some media reports, Maguire’s sister Daisy was approached by ‘gangster-style’ Albanian businessmen, one of whom started chatting her up, sources told The Sun.
Special measures were put in place at the town hall complex which houses the courthouse following an outbreak of coronavirus in the financial services department
The England International (pictured with sister) allegedly attacked police officers after his younger sister was stabbed in the arm, according to local media reports
Maguire reportedly enjoyed a five-hour drinking session in the days leading up to his arrest
When she turned him down, she was reportedly jabbed in the arm with a sharp metal straw, drawing blood and causing her to faint, at which point Maguire stepped in and a fight broke out.
Matters escalated after police intervened, leading to Maguire and two of his friends aged 28 and 29 being arrested for attacking police.
Maguire, 27, reportedly enjoyed a five-hour drinking session in the days leading up to his arrest, racking up a bar bill rumoured to be around £63,000 on vintage champagne, cocktails, steaks and lobster.
The tab included an £18,000 bottle of Dom Perignon Brut 2002, a £17,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne and £750 on several bottles of Jack Daniel’s.
Pictured: The football player leaves the court building on the Aegean island of Syros, Greece, on Saturday
He is understood to have been with Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker player Judd Trump, as well as members of his family.
It emerged that Maguire gorged on a £4.50 doner kebab with pals during a boozy night out just minutes before becoming embroiled in a fight that led to his arrest for attacking three policemen.
Maguire, who earns £190,000 per week, wolfed down the kebab after emerging from the exclusive Bonbonniere night club in Mykonos where he had been drinking on Thursday night with a group of friends.
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