Dutch international footballer Quincy Promes, 29, faces attempted murder charge ‘after stabbing his cousin in the knee at a family gathering’
- The £50,000-per-week Spartak Moscow forward was arrested in mid-December
- He allegedly stabbed his cousin at a family gathering outside Amsterdam
- The married father-of-three is said to have argued with the relative beforehand
- Promes has scored seven goals for the Netherlands in 50 senior appearances
Dutch international footballer Quincy Promes has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his cousin in the knee at a family gathering.
The £50,000-per-week Spartak Moscow forward was not named by prosecutors in his home country but Dutch media reports identified him as the suspect.
Promes, 29, ‘is suspected of stabbing a relative … in which the victim, the suspect’s cousin, was seriously wounded in the knee,’ the statement said.
The married father-of-three was arrested in mid-December and later released in connection with the incident, which happened at a family party in the scenic town of Abcoude, just outside Amsterdam.
Promes, 29, ‘is suspected of stabbing a relative … in which the victim, the suspect’s cousin, was seriously wounded in the knee,’ the statement said (pictured with wife Jamie on a private jet)
Promes in an undated social media picture with the late US rapper Nipsey Hussle
He allegedly got into a scuffle after an argument with the relative and other family members immediately intervened, news reports said at the time.
The relative laid charges last November.
After an investigation, prosecutors decided to go ahead and charges Promes with attempted murder, or alternatively with aggravated assault.
‘The suspect and his lawyer has been informed of the decision to prosecute,’ they said in the statement.
A court date has yet to be decided.
Promes playing for Spartak against Leicester City in the UEFA Cup group stages at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on November 4
Amsterdam-born Promes joined Ajax in 2019 from Sevilla in a £13million deal, before going back to Spartak, where he was named footballer of the year in Russia in 2017, in February for a reported £7 million.
He has scored seven goals in 50 appearances for the Netherlands following his debut in 2014.
His last appearance was during the Oranje’s shock 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic at Euro 2020 in June.
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