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Netherlands international prosecuted for attempted manslaughter

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Quincy Promes is accused of stabbing his cousin at a family party last year.

According to De Telegraaf, the Dutch prosecution service has pressed charges of attempted manslaughter against Quincy Promes. The former Ajax forward has allegedly attacked his cousin with a knife at a family party in Abcoude last year.

The family member, who was severely injured after the attack, delayed filing a report until November. In May, Police completed the investigation and sent the case to the Dutch prosecution system. In the Netherlands, cases of attempted manslaughter with stabbing normally result in a prison sentence of 24 to 42 months.

Promes has denied any involvement regarding the allegations, claiming he was not at the party when the incident had happened. The Netherlands forward was playing for Ajax at the time of the incident but moved to Spartak Moscow this summer.

Lawyer Yehudi Moszkowicz, who is working for the alleged victim of the incident, has said: “The decision to sue Promes is the only right decision.

“After taking note of the file, we will also ask the Public Prosecution Service to prosecute the suspect for attempted manslaughter.

“If necessary, we will go to the Court for that.”

Promes has made 50 appearances for the Netherlands national team. He was part of the Oranje’s squad in the Euro 2020. However, Louis Van Gaal has not called him up since his replacing Frank de Boer as the new Netherlands boss.