Quincy Promes to face prosecution
Dutch international forward Quincy Promes is set to face prosecution after the Spartak Moscow star was convicted of attempted manslaughter
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The announcement comes in the wake of a statement from Dutch prosecutors detailing that Promes is to face the full strength of the legal system after his alleged involvement in the stabbing of a family member during a party last year in July.
Reports state that Promes was immediately arrested but released 48-hours later despite remaining a suspect in the case.
The specific charges on the FC Twente Enschede Academy graduate amount to attempted manslaughter as well as grave assault, after Promes was seen stabbing his cousin after the pair were involved in an altercation at the aforementioned family gathering.
Extent of potential jail time revealed
Should Quincy Promes be found guilty of all charges in the July 2020 stabbing at a family party in Abcoude, the Dutch international would face a significant prison sentence.
Per BBC Sport, Dutch broadcast station NOS states that a person successfully convicted of a stabbing is punishable with a prison sentence anywhere between 24-to-42 months.
Should Promes receive the maximum potential sentence, that would see the former Sevilla and Ajax forward released from prison just before he turns thirty-three and likely putting an end to a career that has flown under the radar.
The Amsterdam-native first burst onto the scene during a highly effective loan spell at Go Ahead Eagles in 2012-13, scoring 13-goals and registering 9-assists for the Jupiler League outfit before returning to parent club FC Twente Enschede where he logged 11-goals and 8-assists the following season in his debut campaign for the club.
His form bagged him a move to Russian outfit Spartak Moscow in 2014 where he went on four consecutive seasons scoring at least 12-goals in the Premier Liga.
A down period at Sevilla took root in 2018-19 before a return to the Netherlands with Ajax saw him have an effective 2019-20 campaign before Promes returned to Spartak a year later while playing a key role in helping the capital side to a runner-up finish in 2020-21.
This article was edited by Josh Barker.