January 19, 2020
The family of Love Island contestant Mike Boateng has blasted the media over “false” allegations published about him in the press.
Love Island: Mike Boateng Police Investigation Reports Denied By His Family
On Sunday, The Sun published a story suggesting that, prior to entering Love Island, the former police officer was the subject of an investigation by Greater Manchester Police.
The tabloid claimed Mike was accused of “inappropriate behaviour” last year, which is still being investigated, though his family has said in a lengthy statement that the reports are “completely false”.
In a statement posted shortly before the story in question was published, they said: “We have been informed as a family that certain publications shall release stories of Mike over the next few days regarding his time at Greater Manchester Police. These stories… are false.”Going on to accuse the press of “harassment”, they continued: “In an attempt to add credibility to these stories they have turned up at our family home and harassed our mother in the early hours of the morning.
“We believe there is a clear attempt to tarnish Mike’s character.
“Greater Manchester Police have unfortunately chosen not to deny any of the false stories, which will be published in the next few days. They had previously agreed with us that they would not comment to the press, which is why no stories have been released to date.
“GMP have now changed their stance and are releasing a blanket statement which does not outright deny the stories which shall be published.” 
In a statement to The Sun, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Allegations were made regarding an officer in 2019 which are currently under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch.
“It is inappropriate to comment further whilst the investigation is ongoing.”
The tabloid also noted that Mike “denies the allegations against him”.Mike’s family went on to suggest the press reports were “such a familiar routine with the British press, and how eager they are to see Black men fail”.
They continued: “It is a shame that the media in the UK constantly choose to portray Black men in a negative light, thus perpetuating negative stereotypes, which are not representative of most Black men across the country.” 
HuffPost UK has contacted ITV for comment. Mike entered the Love Island villa on the first day of this year’s series, and quickly coupled up with fellow contestant Leanne Amaning, and the pair have stayed together ever since.
Love Island airs every night on ITV2.MORE LOVE ISLAND: Love Island's Ollie Addresses 'Trophy Hunting' Claims After Leaving Villa Lewis Capaldi Breaks Silence On Ex Paige Turley's Love Island Appearance 19 Things You Won't Already Know About This Year's Love Island Contestants
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Emily Ratajkowski is pregnant, expecting first child with Sebastian Bear-McClard | Page Six News
October 26, 2020
u4vyoqHQk20
Wendy Williams’ former DJ speaks out amid concerns about her behavior, health | Page Six News
October 26, 2020
oUorjDK9OtA
Why Adele’s ‘SNL’ skit about African tourism is under fire | Page Six Celebrity News
October 26, 2020
ipbQP3JPZ-E
Nicole Kidman & Hugh Grant on Becoming a 'Sexy' Couple for 'The Undoing'
October 26, 2020
VQz_8ZvaSb0
Aloe Blacc: Live from My Den
October 23, 2020
-ol2cCTBZeI
Tyler Perry on Producing During the Pandemic and Weighing In on Politics
October 23, 2020
GCtEmmdmAz0
Exonerated CP5 Member Raymond Santana Not Buying Trump's 'Least Racist' Claim | TMZ
October 27, 2020
ijRPzYoP9dQ
Danny Trejo Says Ex-Cons Should Be Able to Vote, Rips Trump's Prison Reform | TMZ
October 24, 2020
XhKoXhS3fC0
Best of TMZ on TV This Week: 10/19 - 10/23
October 23, 2020
w6FVKfRQaRY
Jen's Pumpkin Probs, Is It Hemsworth It? & Kate's Next Man
October 27, 2020
e8fOoLOn7tE
Emily Ratajkowski Reveals Pregnancy in "Vogue" | E! News
October 26, 2020
NfNg-cO239g
Diplo Explains Living Situation With 19-Year-Old TikTok Star | E! News
October 26, 2020
Fa5F-TcJC3c
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
26
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Roma
26
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
26
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Augsburg
26
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Augsburg
26
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Celta Vigo
26
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Celta Vigo
25
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Leicester City
25
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Verona
25
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Napoli
25
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Everton
25
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Huesca
25
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Arminia Bielefeld
25
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Werder Bremen - Hoffenheim
25
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Wolves - Newcastle United
25
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Granada CF
25
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - Udinese
25
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Cadiz - Villarreal
25
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Spezia
25
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Alaves
25
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Crotone
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Chelsea
24
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Madrid
24
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Schalke
24
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayern Munich - Eintracht Frankfurt
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Sheffield United
24
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Real Betis
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Manchester City
24
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Inter Milan
24
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Mainz - Borussia Monchengladbach
24
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Union Berlin - SC Freiburg
24
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - Hertha Berlin
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Preston NE
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
QPR - Birmingham
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Bristol City - Swansea City
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Reading - Rotherham
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Cardiff City - Middlesbrough
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Coventry - Blackburn
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Luton
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Millwall - Barnsley
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Stoke City - Brentford
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Wycombe Wanderers
24
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Crystal Palace
24
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Bologna
24
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Eibar
24
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Osasuna - Athletic Bilbao
21
Oct
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group B
Inter Milan - Borussia Monchengladbach
21
Oct
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Ajax - Liverpool
20
Oct
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group H
PSG - Manchester United
20
Oct
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Ferencvaros
18
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Benevento
18
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United
17
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Arsenal
17
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - AC Milan
17
Oct
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Arminia Bielefeld - Bayern Munich
17
Oct
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Manchester United
17
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Barcelona
17
Oct
ITALY: Serie A
Crotone - Juventus
17
Oct
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Cadiz
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.