West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison remanded in custody over assault

Ravel Morrison Ravel Morrison was sold to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012

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

Mr Morrison, 21, of Urmston, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court charged with two counts of common assault. He was refused bail.

He is alleged to have assaulted Reah Mansoor, 19, and Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He is due to appear at the same court on 7 August.

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A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 3.20am on Sunday police were called to an address on Alexandra Road, Peel Green, Salford, following reports a 19-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman had been assaulted.

"Officers attended and established the young woman had also been assaulted outside a bar in Manchester city centre earlier that evening and a 21-year-old man was subsequently arrested at a later date."

The midfielder was widely tipped to become a Manchester United regular as one of the club's best home-grown prospects in their youth teams.

He was sold by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012.

He has since been loaned by West Ham to QPR and Birmingham City.

The 21-year-old has won four England Under-21 caps.

West Ham have declined to comment.

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