Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has had all charges against him dropped.
Greenwood had been due to face trial in November 2023 over allegations of attempted rape, assault and controlling and coercive behaviour, which he denied.
The Greater Manchester Police affirmed this on Thursday, saying: "Criminal proceedings against a 21-year-old man in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022 have, today (Thursday 2 February 2023), been discontinued by the CPS."
Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, GMP’s Head of Public Protection, also said: "Given the significant media coverage of this case, it is only fair that we share the news that the 21-year-old man, who had been arrested and charged in connection with an investigation opened in January 2022, no longer faces criminal proceedings in relation to this.
"The investigation team has remained in regular contact with the legal team, providing any updates of note, and so understand the rationale for the discontinuation of proceedings at this stage, and that this decision has not been taken lightly.
"Despite the media and public’s interest in this case, we have decided not to comment on it in any further detail."
Manchester United are yet to comment on the matter in the wake of the development.