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Ravel Morrison charged with assault

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West Ham United bad boy Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women, according to multiple reports.

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The 21-year-old midfielder has been accused of attacking a 19-year-old woman outside a Manchester bar and later assaulting the same woman and a 39-year-old woman in Salford.

Police statement

A police statement read: "Ravel Morrison, of Urmston, is charged with two common assaults. He is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on July 31, 2014".

The incident is the latest in a long list of controversies involving the player, who joined West Ham from Manchester United in January 2012.

Talented but troubled

Although once described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the most talented teenager he had seen, Morrison has struggled to fulfil his obvious potential with struggles in his personal life.

After a bright start to the season last year, where he was tipped as a potential wild card for the England World Cup squad, Morrison faded and finished out the season at loan at Queens Park Rangers in the Championship, whom he helped to promotion.

Earlier this week it had been reported that West Ham boss Sam Allardyce had made it clear the controversial star was not part of his plans, only to reverse the decision on the back on public backing for Morrison from owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Previous incidents

Previous incidents involving Morrison with the authorities include fines for two counts of witness intimidation in 2011, and a dropped assault charge after his girlfriend had refused to testify.

Morrison was later convicted of criminal damage and advised to undergo domestic violence counselling. In February 2012, Morrison was charged and fined by the FA after posting a homophobic threat on social networking site Twitter.

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