Dutch footballer Quincy Promes has been charged with attempted murder after
allegedly stabbing his cousin in the knee at a family gathering. The charges follow a
family party in July 2020 in which a nephew of Promes was stabbed,
resulting in a serious knee injury. Promes, who has 50 caps for Oranje, was arrested
and questioned by police about the incident last December.
After an investigation, prosecutors decided to go ahead and charge Quincy Promes
with attempted murder, or alternatively with aggravated assault.
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.