West Ham's Ravel Morrison charged with assaulting two women
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody at Manchester Magistrates' Court until August 7 after being charged with two counts of common assault against two women.
The 21-year-old, formerly with Manchester United, is accused of attacking a young woman outside a bar in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He is also accused of assaulting the same woman and another 39-year-old woman hours later.
Morrison, from Urmston, Manchester, was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with two counts of common assault.
He is due at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later today.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 3.20am on Sunday, July 27 2014, 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.
"Ravel Morrison, of Urmston, is charged with two common assaults.