Dutch star charged for stabbing relative

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A Netherlands forward is set to be prosecuted for stabbing one of his relatives at a family gathering. 

Dutch star Quincy Promes has been charged with attempted manslaughter and assault after he seriously injured a family member in July 2020, according to Goal. 

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The Spartak Moscow attacker was arrested and kept in custody for two nights before being released in December, and the Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam has now confirmed that the case will go to trial. 

Promes allegedly stabbed the relative just below the kneecap in front of a number of witnesses, and the victim is said to have claimed the attack was unprovoked, thus triggering a full investigation into the matter. 

The former Ajax Amsterdam star will now be tried, but a court date is yet to be set, and according to Dutch national broadcaster NOS, the Spartak forward could face 24 to 42 months in prison, as is the usual term for persons found guilty for stabbing in the Netherlands. 

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Promes' club career in the Russian Premier League has not been interrupted, but Dutch national team manager Louis van Gaal has ruled out a call-up for the star until his legal troubles are behind him, per Goal.

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