It was a night out for football star Harry Maguire which began at a £29,000-a-week villa and ended in a Mykonos prison cell with allegations of an attack on the police, attempted bribery and claims of mysterious Albanian gangsters armed with syringes full of date rape drugs.
On Tuesday, the 27 year old Manchester United captain was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against officers and abuse following his arrest last week along with brother Joe, 28, and family friend Christopher Sharman, 29.
But yesterday, his defence team successfully appealed against the conviction and Maguire and his brother and friend will now face a new trial – which may not be for three years.
The Maguire’s have emphatically denied the charges against them and maintained the incident was sparked by two mysterious Albanian men injecting Harry’s sister Daisy with a substance which made her eyes roll back into her head.
Now, MailOnline has retraced the steps the Manchester United captain and his entourage took last Thursday.
The group visited some of the Greek island’s most exclusive beach-front bars, where waitresses wear togas and a bottle of Jack Daniels sells for £200, as well as dingy kebab and burger bars where violence flared.
And we even attempted to find the Albanians who the Maguire’s maintain targeted them in a late night attack.
Midday – The Maguires relax at the £29,000 per week Villa Paradise Gem: Maguire, alongside family and friends, enjoys the facilities at their luxury £29,000 per week villa, a stunning waterfront property in Mykonos that overlooks the golden coastline of popular Paradise and Paraga Beaches – the island’s two most famous beaches.
They spend the early part of the afternoon drinking and making the most of the sumptuous villa’s infinity and relaxation pool, while enjoying stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
Christina, a maid emerging from the property, confirmed to MailOnline that Maguire stayed at the Villa Paradise Gem last week. She said that Maguire left over the weekend as did others in his group.
Harry Maguire’s village in Mykonos overlooks the golden coastline of popular Paradise and Paraga Beaches – the island’s two most famous beaches
The eight-bed villa where Harry Maguire was staying while on holiday in Mykonos will set you back about £29,000 a week
The property boasts multiple outdoor seating areas and an outdoor barbecue as well as two modern kitchens
Christina added: ‘They were here last week but I haven’t seen Harry Maguire or any of the others since the weekend. They were very nice people and appeared to be having a great time, as most people do when they stay here.’
2pm – Maguire and his group arrive at luxirous SantAnna Beach Club for a late lunch: The resort is located just a five-minute walk away from their villa and is popular with a string of A-listers, boasting expensive food and drink as well as one of the largest freshwater swimming pools in Europe.
This is also the place where, two days earlier, Maguire and friends including Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker player Judd Trump, ran up a £63,000 bar bill.
Waitresses stylishly dressed in beige togas floated around the beach club during MailOnline’s visit, serving jaw-droppingly expensive drinks as guests swayed to chillout dance music while soaking up the picture post card sunset.
Maguire and his group arrive at the luxurious SantAnna Beach Club for a late lunch, it’s a popular destination for A-listers
Owner Dimitris Christoforidis told MailOnline: ‘Harry Maguire and a few other English footballers were here last week and all of them were very well behaved – we didn’t have any problems with them.
‘Manchester United is my favourite team in England, so I was very happy to meet Harry. I obviously heard about the fight and his arrest and it came as a bit of a shock to me because I found him to be very charming and a real gentleman.’
There is no entrance fee at the SantAnna, which Mr Christofordis claims is what makes his club so attractive.
He said: ‘Everybody wants to be seen here, especially ordinary people. They want to say that they have been rubbing shoulders with famous stars. And those with money need to show it off to those who don’t have as much, so that’s why they like to come here.’
Mr Christofordis also admitted that the £63,000 bar bill racked up by Maguire and his friends last Tuesday was not the largest he has seen since opening three years ago.
‘We’ve had a few of around £100,000 but I’m not going to tell you who it was. Let’s just say that in recent times, English footballers and other English celebrities have been my best customers,’ he added.
There is no entrance fee at the SantAnna, which Mr Christofordis claims is what makes his club so attractive
Waitress Melany Maquaizer, 27, who had just served two customers a £200 bottle of Jack Daniels, said: ‘People from all over the world come here. Most of our customers are Americans, Italians, Germans, Arabs and French.
‘I’ve been working here for two years and not met a single Albanian and there are not that many on Mykonos, so it did surprise me when I heard that Maguire and his group had come across two of them.’
At sunset, the SantAnna empties out with revellers heading into Mykonos town, which enjoys an abundance of fashionable bars and clubs frequented by A-listers and tourists alike.
Owner Dimitris Christoforidis told MailOnline: ‘Harry Maguire and a few other English footballers were here last week and all of them were very well behaved – we didn’t have any problems with them’
Maguire and his group of eight was made up of Fern, his three siblings, family friends Chris Sharman and Ashden Morley and two other women, whose names are not known.
As night began to fall, they boarded a luxury Mercedes minibus to continue partying the night away.
8.30pm – Maguire’s group arrive at bustling Cosi Bar: The busy drinking den is located along a narrow, mazy lane in the heart of Mykonos town.
There was barely any room inside when MailOnline called in with partygoers gathered outside enjoying a balmy night as they sang along to a selection of Greek and international songs spun by a DJ.
A barmaid who poured a round of tequila shots said: ‘We like to generate an intimate atmosphere and get famous and non-famous people coming in. I didn’t know who Harry Maguire was until I saw his photograph in the newspapers and recognised him from last week.
‘You come here for a good time and not to be seen. I don’t care how high profile the customer is, I just want them to be part of the party.’
Marie Baumann, 19, from Switzerland, has been in Mykonos for three days, travelling around the Greek islands for the past two weeks with her friend Sasha Sutton, 18.
She said: ‘We’ve been out in Mykonos every night drinking, having a great time and felt very safe. I’m not a big football fan but I read about the court case.
‘I’m still trying to figure out how Maguire and his friends knew that the two men who approached Daisy were Albanian. We have travelled all around the islands and have not met any Albanians, apart from the cleaning lady in one of the hotels we were staying.’
10.30pm – Maguire and entourage arrive at exclusive Bonbonniere: The party moves on to the club, which is popular amongst the island’s jet-set visitors, and take their seats on plush sofas, occupying two outside tables as they continue drinking and enjoying background music that wafts across the Mykonos night.
Entry is strictly controlled by an elegant, pencil thin woman called Jessica, who ensures that guests that fit in with the club’s slick, modish image.
‘We are very choosy about who we let in here and we never discuss the identities of our VIP guests,’ she tells MailOnline. ‘But all I can say is that Mr Maguire and his group were in here, because it’s already been reported.
Maguire was seen at the Bonbonniere on an Instagram story shared by his sister Daisy
‘Normally we have a separate VIP area inside but it’s currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions so they would have sat outside. All I can remember is that they had a few cocktails.’
MailOnline only came across one Albanian, 11-year-old Armando who was selling trinkets outside the club and said that his family originally came from Tirana.
‘If you give me five Euros, I might tell you more,’ he added wryly.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, all clubs, bars and restaurants in Mykonos have to close by midnight and Maguire’s group leave shortly before the Bonbonniere shuts its doors.
Midnight – Maguire and his party arrive at Fabrika to await their minibus: The group arrive a junction on the periphery of Mykonos town to wait for their driver to pick them up. It is hemmed in by a cafes, late night kebab and burger joints and bustling with late night revellers and taxi drivers waiting for fares.
The bonbonniere nightclub is a popular destination amongst the Greek island’s jet-set visitors
Some of those in Maguire’s group are reported to have visited Gyros Corner, a popular kebab shop. Others, according to his friend Ashden Morley, who gave evidence in the day-long assault trial, went to buy burgers although it has still not been established where this exactly was.
The owner of one establishment, simply called ‘Burgers’, told MailOnline: ‘We get a lot of drunk British people in here buying burgers so I’m not likely to remember them.’
Standing on the corner of Fabrika, French tourist Jorick Luisetto added: ‘Mykonons is a real party island and you come across people from all over the world. I’ve met people from all kinds of places, have been here ten days and must confess, I haven’t come across a single Albanian.’
It is at Fabrika that the alleged attack on Daisy took place.
After scouring the area, MailOnline met one Albanian, a woman called Leva who was begging in a dimly lit lane just off Fabrika.
Her pleas of ‘just one Euro please’ were barely heard by boisterous group of sharply dressed partygoers rushing by as the Mykonos night was drawing to a close.
12.15am – Plain clothes police arrive at Fabrika after an altercation breaks out: Maguire and his group claim it is with the two unnamed Albanians while Greek officers allege that the scuffle was between Maguire’s group and another group of men whose identities are not known.
The group arrive at Fabrika, a junction on the periphery of Mykonos town to wait for their minibus to pick them up
Greek police allege that it is here that the first ‘attack’ against them takes place, accusing Maguire of hitting out at a police officer and throwing his identity card to the floor.
Greek police order the driver of the minibus to take Maguire’s group to Mykonos police station.
12.25am – The group arrive at police station where Maguire was accused of brawling and trying to bribe officers: The Man Utd star was reported to have told officers ‘don’t you know who I am?’ in bid to escape arrest. Maguire, his brother Joe and their friend Chris Sharman are accused of verbally and physically assaulting three officers. Maguire and Joe are also accused of attempting to bribe officers.
Maguire is arrested and placed spends the first of two nights in a Mykonos police cell.