Football star charged over stabbing of family member

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Pictured here, Dutch football star Quincy Promes during a match in 2021.
Quincy Promes is accused of stabbing his cousin at a family gathering last July. Pic: Getty

A Dutch football star is set to face court on charges of attempted manslaughter in relation to the alleged stabbing of one of his family members.

Prosecutors and media in the Netherlands announced that Dutch international Quincy Promes has been charged in connection to a stabbing at a family gathering in July last year.

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The 29-year-old Spartak Moscow forward "is being suspected of stabbing a relative... in which the victim, the suspect's cousin, was seriously wounded in the knee," the public prosecution’s office said in a statement.

Although Promes was not named in the statement, Dutch media reports identified the former Ajax player as the suspect.

Seen here, Quincy Promes poses for a photo on Instagram.
Quincy Promes is set to face court after being charged over the stabbing of a family member. Pic: Instagram

Promes was arrested in mid-December and later released in connection with the incident, which happened at a family party at a shed in the scenic town of Abcoude, just outside Amsterdam.

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.

Quincy Promes charged after investigation

After an investigation, prosecutors decided to go ahead and charge Promes with attempted manslaughter and 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.

Quincy Promes is seen here in Spartak Moscow's Europa League match against Napoli in 2021.
Quincy Promes of Spartak Moscow during the Europa League match against Napoli in 2021.

The Amsterdam-born Promes joined Ajax in 2019 from Sevilla in a 15 million-euro transfer ($A23.44 million), before going back to Spartak, where he was named footballer of the year in Russia in 2017.

When asked about the incident in an interview at the time he joined the club, he said: "I leave it to my lawyers and try to focus on football. I have always done that."

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.

In October this year, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said he wouldn't select Promes for the national team while the criminal case against him was ongoing. 

"I don't think I select players who are involved in such matters," Van Gaal said at the time.

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