Player cleared of acid threat

Footballer Ravel Morrison has been cleared of threatening to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed.

The 21-year-old West Ham United midfielder was said to have harassed Reah Mansoor over a four-year period but yesterday the Crown Prosecution Service formally withdrew the allegation.

Morrison, on loan at Cardiff City, was also accused of threatening to blow up Mansoor’s house as part of the alleged conduct between January 2010 and July this year.

A not guilty verdict on Morrison’s harassment charge was formally recorded yesterday in a case management hearing at Manchester Crown Court, which the footballer attended. Morrison will stand trial on January 26 on three remaining charges of assaulting Mansoor, 19, and her mother, Parveen Mansoor, 39, on July 24.


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