Ajax attacker Quincy Promes has been arrested by police in The Netherlands over suspicion of his involvement in a stabbing, according to a report from John van den Heuvel and Mick van Wely of De Telegraaf. The incident took place in July in Abcoude, a town about ten miles south of Amsterdam.
Ajax Attacker Quincy Promes Arrested on Suspicion of Involvement in Stabbing
Twenty-eight-year-old Promes is suspected of assault resulting in serious physical injury, an offence that carries a maximum of four years in prison in The Netherlands.
Police spokesman Jelmer Geerds confirmed the arrest this morning (Sunday, December 13), and Promes has been detained and is currently in jail, where he can stay for a maximum of three days.
In De Telegraaf’s report, they detail that at the end of July, Promes held a party at a warehouse that he owns in the town of Abcoude. During the party, he got into a heated argument with a member of his family (reasons currently unknown). He is then said to have stabbed him with a knife leaving the victim with serious injuries.
Others at the party immediately came to the attention of the victim and broke up the argument. The victim reported the stabbing to the police last month.
It is currently unclear why Promes was not arrested earlier, but police deny that Ajax’s playing schedule was taken into account.
In his statement, Geerds said: “We only heard about the incident a month ago. An investigation was then started and this morning led to an arrest.”
Less than 24 hours ago, Promes was on the scoresheet for Ajax, notching the second goal in a routine 4-0 win against PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie. Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Antony and Ryan Gravenburch were also on target.