Sunday 26 February 2017

Footballer knifed in legs is cleared of head-butt attack

Theo Usherwood in Luton

A FORMER Premier League footballer wept as he was cleared of drunkenly head-butting his sister during a row in which he allegedly called her a "form of cancer".

Calum Davenport (27) was accused of launching the ferocious attack on his 28-year-old sister Cara at her house after being told she was pregnant again. During his trial at Luton Crown Court, England, it was claimed a heated argument broke out between the pair about how she was going to support her second child. It was alleged during the row that the ex-West Ham player grabbed her by the throat and head-butted her to the ground.

Yesterday, the former England under-21 international wept as he was acquitted of actual bodily harm.

Following the incident, which took place on August 22 last year, Miss Davenport called boyfriend Worrell Whitehurst.

And a short time later Whitehurst tracked down Mr Davenport and repeatedly stabbed him in both legs, nearly ending his career.

Irish Independent

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