Football: Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner charged over attack on Copenhagen taxi driver

Rosenborg's Nicklas Bendtner gives a press conference in Trondheim, Norway, on Sept 11, 2018.
Rosenborg's Nicklas Bendtner gives a press conference in Trondheim, Norway, on Sept 11, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been charged relating to violence after an incident last month with a Copenhagen taxi driver, the latter's lawyer said on Thursday (Oct 11).

Bendtner, who plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, was arrested in September after being reported to the police by the taxi driver. He was released while the driver underwent surgery for a broken jaw.

The driver has been charged with throwing an unknown object towards Bendtner and his girlfriend without hitting them but he is protesting his innocence, the driver's lawyer Mette Grith Stage told Reuters.

Bendtner's lawyer Anders Németh was not immediately available to comment but he has previously said the player denies the charges.

Bendtner, 30, played for English Premier League club Arsenal from 2005-14 and has represented Denmark 81 times, although his career has been littered with media reports of drink-fuelled escapades.

He missed out on selection for this year's World Cup in Russia owing to injury.