The Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam wants to prosecute footballer Quincy Promes for his involvement in a stabbing in Abcoude in July last year. The Public Prosecution Service reported this today when asked. Promes (29) is said to have stabbed a cousin in the knee.
The victim, a cousin of Promes, was invited to a party of the footballer in his company building in Abcoude in July. There he would have been stabbed in the knee with a knife by the Orange football player at the end of the evening. One of his tendons was cleaved, as it turned out after third parties intervened. “He had no idea what the reason was,” his lawyer said after the story that Promes allegedly accused his client of stealing money from a family member.
The nephew only filed a report in November. In December, former Ajax player and international Promes was arrested. He was in jail for several days. After his release, he remained suspected of assault resulting in grievous bodily harm. Promes denies and has previously informed through his lawyer that he was not on site. “All that media reports and negativity around me. I was very shocked by that,” he said. “But the truth will come out. I saw that they already had their verdict ready. Unjustified. I struggled with that.”
Last month, the cousin told De Telegraaf that the initially good mood had changed and that he suddenly saw Promes rushing towards him. He thinks it prevented worse by falling backwards. As a result, he said he was not hit in his upper body but in his knee.
No final charge
The police completed the investigation in May and forwarded the file to the Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam. After studying this, this led to the ‘intended decision’ to prosecute. There is no final charge yet. This will only be drawn up once Promes’ lawyer, Gerard Spong, has submitted research wishes. If those investigation wishes lead to further investigative actions, these will first be carried out before the Public Prosecution Service takes a final decision.
The victim had previously seized the capital villa of the attacker who left Ajax earlier this year in civil proceedings. This was done as security for an imminent claim for damages. Abuse resulting in serious bodily harm is punishable by a maximum of four years in prison.
Promes played football at Ajax until February of this year. The team from Amsterdam sold the attacker for at least 8.5 million euros to Spartak Moscow, where he also played from 2014 to 2018. That amount can rise to 11 million euros, through agreed bonuses.
Despite the vicissitudes, the national coach Frank de Boer decided to include Promes in his selection for the European Championship. The first group match against Ukraine (3-2) Promes was in the stands and the second group match with Austria (2-0) he watched from the reserve bench. In the last two games of the Orange squad at the European Championship, Promes did come into action. In the last group match against North Macedonia (3-0) the Amsterdammer came in in the 66th minute. When Matthijs de Ligt received a red card for hands in the eighth final in Budapest against the Czech Republic in the 55th minute, De Boer decided to take attacker Donyell Malen to the side and bring Promes into the team for him. The Orange squad lost 2-0 and was eliminated.
For Promes, the match against the Czech Republic was his fiftieth international match for the Dutch national team.
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