Former Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face, blow up her house and have her killed, a court has heard.
The 21-year-old appeared at Manchester magistrates court today charged with two counts of common assault relating to his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19, and her mother, 39-year-old Parveen Mansoor.
The Premier League footballer, now at West Ham, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address as he sat in the dock for the brief hearing as an harassment allegation was also added to the charges.
The fresh charge relates to a period between January 1 2010 and July 20 this year after Morrison allegedly threatened to throw acid in his ex-girlfriends face, blow up her house and have her killed.
Morrison was arrested on Sunday, July 27 following reports a 19-year-old woman was assaulted outside a nightclub in Manchester city centre and at an address on Alexandra Road in Peel Green.
A 39-year-old woman also claimed she had been attacked there before police arrived to arrest Morrison at an address in Peel Green, Salford, in the early hours of the morning.
Morrison was initially remanded in custody but was released from Strangeways prison in Manchester on Monday after a crown court judge granted a bail application.
Although no pleas were formally entered at the hearing David Fish QC, representing Morrison, indicated that he would be pleading not guilty to all three charges.
“The allegations are denied. We do not make any submissions,” he said.
The case was sent to Manchester Crown Court and Morrison will appear there on August 28 after district judge Khalid Qureshi said: “These matters are all going to go to the crown court. They are clearly related offences.”
Morrison was bailed with the conditions of not contacting the complainants, not entering the street where they live and not entering Manchester unless to attend court or a legal appointment.
Shilpa Chauhan, prosecuting, said Morrison must also return to London immediately after playing any game for West Ham in Manchester.
The talented midfielder moved to West Ham from Manchester United in 2012 after making three first team appearences over two years.
The Wythenshawe-born playmaker has been capped by England at every international level up to under-21 level.
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