L-R Quincy Promes

Former Ajax star bags prison term for stabbing


The alleged event between Quincy Promes, a Dutch football player who presently competes for Spartak Moscow in Russia, and his cousin allegedly took place at a family gathering in July 2020.

After being found guilty of assault, former Netherlands international Quincy Promes was given an 18-month prison term.

In December 2020, Promes, 31, was detained on suspicion of stabbing his cousin. He was also charged with manslaughter or attempted murder, but the Dutch court dismissed this accusation.

He must provide the victim compensation in the amount of €7,000 (around £6,000). The alleged assault took place in July 2020. Promes refuted the charge, but there was sufficient proof to convict him.

Evidence that was sufficient included statements from the victim, two eyewitnesses, and intercepted messages. Just three months after Dutch prosecutors disclosed that the forward was being investigated for a possible role in narcotics trafficking, he was given a jail term, News of his sentence for the attack was reported by ESPN in the Netherlands on Monday.

Promes allegedly threatened to knife the victim in the neck in messages that were shown to the court.

However, no one who witnessed the attack saw the footballer deliberately aim at his cousin’s vital organs. Promes has the right to challenge his punishment.

When Promes was found guilty, he wasn’t present in court. It is unknown if he would travel back to the Netherlands to answer for his actions because he is presently playing for Spartak Moscow in Russia.

His present deal has one year left on it. The alleged event took place at a warehouse just outside of Amsterdam, and the judge ruled that the player’s punishment would have been reduced to 12 months if he had attended the hearing or displayed regret.

Promes joined Sevilla in August 2018 but left to play for Ajax in the Netherlands a year later. Before beginning his second stint with Spartak, he spent 18 months playing for the Dutch team, scoring 20 league goals in that most recent season.

After Dutch prosecutors announced that he would stand trial for the alleged attack in November 2021, his international career came to an end.

Promes had played frequently for the Netherlands up to that point, garnering 50 senior caps. Promes earned the division’s Golden Boot title five years ago and was just named the Russian Premier League’s Fans’ Player of the Year. Additionally, he has won the Russian Cup, Russian Super Cup, and the Russian Premier League.

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