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Dutch prosecutors file attempted murder charges against footballer Promes

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March 9, 2022

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors plan to bring charges of attempted murder against Quincy Promes, the Spartak Moscow soccer player, they said on Wednesday, to ensure his case goes ahead as soon as possible.

Promes was arrested in connection with a stabbing in July 2020 in the Dutch city of Abcoude. It was later revealed that the alleged victim was Promes’ cousin and the incident took place during a brawl following a family celebration. Promes has denied any involvement. [L1N2IV1R1]

Prosecutors originally intended to charge Promes, a former Ajax player and Netherlands international, with attempted manslaughter and aggravated assault.

But after the alleged victim’s lawyer requested a higher charge, Promes’ lawyer agreed to ensure the case proceeded as quickly as possible. Hearings are planned for March 31, the prosecutor said in a statement.

Promes, 30, was playing for Ajax at the time of the incident but joined Spartak Moscow in February 2021. He scored in Spartak’s 2-0 win against Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling, Editing by Ed Osmond)

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