Football star, 29, charged with attempted murder over stabbing at family party

Dutch footballer Quincy Promes has been charged with attempted murder over allegedly stabbing his cousin in the knee at a family party.

The former Ajax star, 29, was arrested in mid-December 2020 and held in custody for two days – before being released – over the incident, which took place in the scenic town of Abcoude, just outside of Amsterdam.

Promes was released after two nights, though he remained a suspect, according to police at the time.

And despite having always denied his involvement in the incident, Dutch prosecutors now state that the £50,000-a-week Spartak Moscow forward will be tried for allegedly stabbing the man back in July 2020.

Prosecutors claimed that Promes was seen “seriously wounding” the victim by stabbing him.

Dutch media have cited witnesses claiming the incident occurred when Promes got into a fight with his cousin at a family reunion.

The relative laid charges against Promes last November before an investigation led to the married father-of-three being charged with either attempted murder or aggravated assault.

A date for the court case has not been set as of yet.

Promes left boyhood club Ajax in February this year, joining Spartak for a reported £7million.

His career highlights include making 50 appearances for the Netherlands national team where he has scored on seven occasions.

He last featured for the Oranje at Euro 2020 in the 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic.

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