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Ex-Manchester United star charged over 'assault' on women

The former Manchester United star Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women.

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A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 3.20am on Sunday 27 July 2014, police were called to an address on Alexandra Road, Peel Green, Salford, following reports a 19-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman had been assaulted.

"Officers attended and established the young woman had also been assaulted outside a bar in Manchester city centre earlier that evening and a 21-year-old man was subsequently arrested at a later date.

"Ravel Morrison, of Urmston, is charged with two common assaults.

"He is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on 31 July 2014."

Morrison was widely tipped to become a Manchester United regular as one of the club's best home-grown prospects in their youth teams.

But the midfielder was sold by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012.

He has since been loaned out by West Ham to QPR and Birmingham City.

He will appear in court later today.

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