Search

Ravel Morrison made acid attack threats against ex-girlfriend, court hears

12:05 07 August 2014

Ravel Morrison arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

Ravel Morrison arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and blow up her house, a court heard this morning.

Morrison, 21, was initially charged with assaulting two women in Greater Manchester (Picture: PA Wire/Stephen Pond)Morrison, 21, was initially charged with assaulting two women in Greater Manchester (Picture: PA Wire/Stephen Pond)

Prosecutors at Manchester Magistrates’ Court allege the 21-year-old took part in a four-year course of harassment against his ex, Reah Mansoor.

The former Manchester United player was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after being accused of punching and slapping Miss Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of July 27 in Salford.

Morrison, who lives in Canary Wharf, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing as the harassment allegation was also added to the charges.

The court heard the additional charge of causing his ex-girlfriend to fear violence would be used against her spanned the period from January 1, 2010, to July 20 this year.

The Premier League player was bailed until his next appearnce on August 28 (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)The Premier League player was bailed until his next appearnce on August 28 (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

The charge alleges he threatened to throw acid in her face, blow up her house and have her killed along with other threats of violence.

David Fish QC, representing Morrison, indicated his defendant would be pleading not guilty to the charges.

District Judge Khalid Qureshi bailed Morrison with strict conditions not to enter Greater Manchester except for court appearances, to see his lawyer or for West Ham United games, and he will next appear at Manchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on August 28.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:14
Brian Jason, 68 who has been reliving his life as a big time stripper in the 80's

A former stripper has been reliving his glory days following the success of a Hollywood blockbuster.

Yesterday, 13:47
Firefighters tackling the blaze at the Wood Oven restuarant, in George Lane, South Woodford, on Sunday. Picture: Sam Simmons

Fearful residents helped evacuate their neighbours during a kebab restaurant blaze in South Woodford, on Sunday.

Yesterday, 12:27
Laughing gas canisters found in Woodford Green. Picture: @hamapesh

Redbridge Council are looking to ban the use of nitrous oxide and other legal highs within the borough.

Yesterday, 11:37
Two teenagers were stabbed in a knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night.

A knife fight in George Lane, South Woodford, last night left two teenagers in hospital with serious stab wounds.

Most read news

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder