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Morrison remanded on two assault charges

ESPN staff
July 31, 2014
Morrison was on loan at QPR last season © PA Photos

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

Morrison, 21, charged with two counts of common assault, closed his eyes and puffed his cheeks out after being refused bail at Manchester Magistrates' Court today.

Morrison, who spoke only to confirm his name and age, is alleged to have assaulted ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in court on Thursday. District Judge James Prowse refused a bail application made by Morrison's solicitor Ros Emsley-Smith.

The defendant, who did not enter a plea, was remanded into custody until August 7.

Morrison was widely tipped to become a Manchester United regular after becoming one of the club's best home-grown prospects.

But the midfielder was sold by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012. He has since been loaned out by West Ham to Birmingham and, more recently, Queens Park Rangers.

Morrison's West Ham prospects for next season have been unclear, with manager Sam Allardyce claiming he had to work harder for a place in the team but co-chairman David Sullivan saying the club wanted to offer him a new, long-term contract.

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