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20th Jan 2020

Mike Boateng’s family release statement to deny ‘completely false’ reports

Darragh Murphy

Mike Boateng

The family of Love Island star Mike Boateng released a statement over the weekend in an attempt to pre-empt some allegedly false stories which were due to appear in the British media.

Mike’s family expressed disappointment that the Greater Manchester Police, Mike’s former employer, failed to comprehensively deny reports of how the 24-year-old came to leave the force.

Taking to Instagram, the Boateng family urged the public not to believe any negative stories relating to Mike’s departure from the GMP.

“As a family, we are proud of Mike and we stand by him,” the Instagram caption reads. “The stories which shall be released in the press against him are completely false. It’s a shame this has become such a familiar routine with the British press, and how eager they are to see Black men fail.”

Mike is currently co-favourite to win Winter Love Island, along with his current partner, Leanne Amaning.

In his introductory videos during the first episode of Love Island last week, Mike said that he decided to leave the police in order to enter the Love Island villa but stated that his former boss had left the door open for him to return.

However a report in the Sun on Sunday claims that he is actually being investigated by police over serious allegations of improper conduct, which is presumably the story that the Boateng family insists is untrue.

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