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West Ham star charged with assault

HIGHLY RATED: Ravel Morrison

WEST HAM'S Ravel Morrison has been charged with section 47 assault and two counts of common assault after police were called to an address in Salford in the early hours of Sunday morning - and District Judge James Prowse refused a bail application made by his solicitor Ros Emsley-Smith.

The highly-rated Morrison, 21, who spoke only to confirm his name and age, is accused of attacking his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor outside a bar in Manchester city centre and later assaulting the same woman and her 39-year-old mother Parveen Mansoor in Salford.

District Judge Prowse told him: "You are remanded in custody to appear back before this court by video-link from prison one week from today on August 7."

The midfield player began his career at Manchester United in 2009 but left to join West Ham in the January 2012 transfer window before loan spells with Birmingham and QPR.

Recently West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said that the player would be welcomed back to the club, claiming he was an 'outstanding talent who needs to knuckle down and get used to the discipline side of the game'.

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