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Morrison to appear in court

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison will appear in court on Thursday charged with assault.

The former Manchester United player is due at Manchester Magistrates' Court accused of two counts of common assault after allegedly punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor and her mother Parveen Mansoor in the early hours of Sunday July 27.

Morrison, 21, was refused bail and remanded in custody after his arrest and first appearance in court last Thursday.

He spent the weekend behind bars and was released on Monday after his lawyers successfully made a bail application during a private hearing at Manchester Crown Court.