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Footballer arrested for allegedly stabbing relative

Ajax footballer Quincy Promes has been arrested after an alleged involvement in a serious stabbing incident on the outskirts of Amsterdam.  

The 28-year-old was taken into custody on Sunday morning regarding the assault, which took place in June at a family gathering.  

De Telegraaf report that Promes was arrested on suspicion of assault, which resulted in 'serious injuries' to a family member.  

The arrest was confirmed on Sunday morning by police spokesman Jelmer Geerds.  

A statement read that a 28-year-old man had been detained in connection with the stabbing.  

'We only heard about the incident a month ago. An investigation was then started and this morning led to an arrest,' Mr Geerds added.  

The alleged offence carries a maximum of a four-year jail term should the Dutch international be found guilty.  

A magistrate will decide on Sunday afternoon whether Promes will be brought to trial.  

The former Sevilla player, who moved to Ajax for £14million last June, featured and scored in the 4-0 win over PEC Zwolle on Saturday.  

He may now remain in jail for a maximum of three days, however, although the pre-trial detention can be extended.  

Promes is said to have held a large family gathering in a warehouse in Abcoude, a town in the province of Utrecht.  

It was at this party that the winger allegedly argued with a family member, for unknown reasons, and stabbed them with a knife - leaving them seriously injured.  

As confirmed by Mr Geerds, the incident was reported to the police a month ago.  

Ajax were asked to comment on the arrest on Sunday, and a club spokesperson said: 'Quincy did not appear at training.'  

Promes made his international debut in 2014, and has also played for FC Twente, Go Ahead Eagles and Spartak Moscow.

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