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Football: West Ham's Morrison made acid and death threat on ex-girlfriend, court told

Published on Aug 7, 2014 7:39 PM

LONDON (AFP) - West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in his former girlfriend's face and have her killed, a court in Manchester heard on Thursday.

The 21-year-old former Manchester United player is also accused of threatening to blow up the house of Reah Mansoor, his former partner, during a campaign of harassment that lasted four years.

He was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault for allegedly attacking Mansoor, 19, and her 39-year-old mother, Parveen Mansoor, after a night out in Manchester on July 26.

Morrison spoke only to confirm his personal details during a brief hearing at Manchester Magistrates' Court, when an allegation of harassment was added to the charges he faces.

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