Saturday 21 September 2019

Former Denmark striker Bendtner jailed for 50 days for assault

The ex-Arsenal player was charged with beating and kicking a cab driver in Copenhagen on September 9.

Nicklas Bendtner (Martin Sylvest / Scanpix via AP)
Nicklas Bendtner (Martin Sylvest / Scanpix via AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Former Denmark striker Niklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail and fined 1,500 kroner (£176) after being found guilty of assault.

Bendtner was charged with beating and kicking a cab driver in Copenhagen on September 9.

The 30-year-old Dane admitted hitting the man but said he acted in self-defence after a dispute over the fare.

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Nicklas Bendtner, right, with his lawyer Anders Nemeth (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix/AP)

Denmark’s TV2 channel said the Rosenborg forward immediately appealed against the ruling.

The cab driver, whose jaw was broken, was acquitted of violence but fined 3,000 kroner (£353) for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seatbelt.

Bendtner, a former Arsenal and Juventus forward, has not been selected for his national team in recent months because of his poor shape.

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