Wayne Rooney blackmail complaint caused by '£10k or Coleen sees this' message
There is no suggestion that any of the women in the pics were involved in any criminal activity.
The blackmail probe into pictures of Wayne Rooney with women in a hotel room was launched over an Instagram message asking the ex-footballer to send £10,000 or "Coleen sees this."
Over the weekend pictures went viral online of the Derby manager out clubbing with women and asleep fully clothed in a hotel room with them. Rooney claimed that he has been "set up" and complained to Greater Manchester Police about the images.
It was later confirmed that police had launched a blackmail investigation into the pictures.
The Mirror reports that this investigation was sparked by an Instagram message sent to Rooney, which read: "Morning Wayne 10 grand please mate or Coleen sees this."
However, on Monday police announced that they had dropped the investigation and decided that no offence had been committed.
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A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "On Monday 26 July Cheshire Constabulary received reports of a possible blackmail relating to a number of images circulating online.