Maguire was on Tuesday given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days after being discovered responsible of repeated bodily hurt, tried bribery, violence in opposition to public workers.
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Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire’s claims he was “scared” for his life when he was arrested on a Greek vacation island have been ridiculed by the lawyer who prosecuted him.
The 27-year-old United captain was on Tuesday given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days after being discovered responsible of repeated bodily hurt, tried bribery, violence in opposition to public workers and insult after his arrest on Mykonos.
Maguire’s brother Joe and pal Christopher Sharman had been additionally discovered responsible on a spread of prices and sentenced to 13 months in jail, suspended for 3 years.
They appealed on Wednesday.
In accordance with Greek regulation, the attraction nullifies Maguire’s conviction and there will likely be a full retrial in a extra senior courtroom.
Ioannis Paradissis instructed MailOnline Maguire’s declare to the BBC he thought he was being kidnapped was “ridiculous” and “unbelievable” and his actions when he thought he was being taken by pressure had been that of a coward.
“I’ve seen and skim what Maguire stated and it is ridiculous and solely provides additional insult to the hurt he induced the policemen he attacked and the Greek justice system as a complete,” stated Paradissis.
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“Maguire claims that he feared he was being kidnapped but his response is to run away and name his agent, forsaking his fiance, brothers and sister and childhood buddies.
“Even should you accepted this as true, which I do not, these usually are not the actions of an honourable man.
“If I used to be his fiance or any of the others within the group, I’d be very offended with him for leaving them behind and would need him to do some explaining.”
– ‘The place is our apology?’ –
Paradissis stated there isn’t any approach Maguire couldn’t have realised he had been taken to a police station.
“Maguire claims that when the minibus stopped, he didn’t know that it was exterior a police station,” he stated.
“I’d urge all individuals to take a look at Mykonos police station. It’s clearly apparent what this place is both throughout the day or evening.
“There are various police vehicles parked exterior it at evening, there’s a signal stating that it’s a police station and there are officers coming in and outdoors of the constructing.
“The one approach you wouldn’t have the opportunity inform if it was not a police station is if you’re very drunk.”
Paradissis stated judging by Maguire’s actions he was not inebriated.
“However clearly, he was not that drunk, as a result of based on him he was in a position to combat off a gaggle of males who he thought had been kidnappers and attempt to escape,” he stated.
“If he had the readability of thoughts to do this then clearly, he would have additionally been in a position to see that the minibus had pulled up exterior a police station.”
Paradissis had requested for an apology earlier within the week saying it could play in Maguire’s favour in his attraction.
Maguire steadfastly refused to take action within the interview.
“I do not really feel I owe an apology to anyone,” he instructed the BBC.
“An apology is one thing when you might have carried out one thing flawed.”
Paradissis was scathing about his stance.
“And the place is our apology for his behaviour? Three policemen had been injured and needed to be handled at hospital,” stated Paradissis.
“A wealthy man got here to Mykonos and thought that he may behave how he needs.
“He then goes on a global tv channel to justify his actions and there’s not a single sorry to us in something he says.
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