The former Manchester United player Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed, a court heard. Morrison, 21, is also accused of threatening to blow up her house in a course of harassment lasting four years.
Morrison was originally arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after an incident at a Salford address in the early hours of 27 July. Both Morrison’s ex-girlfriend, Reah Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, were allegedly punched and slapped by the West Ham midfielder.
The harassment allegation was added to the charges. Morrison made no comment in court other than to confirm his name, age and address although his representative David Fish QC has indicated that the footballer would not be pleading guilty.
The court heard that the additional charge of harassment spanned from 1 January 2010 to 20 July this year. He allegedly threatened to throw acid in her face, blow up her house and have her killed as well as other violent threats.
Morrison, from Urmston , was initially remanded in custody at Strangeways last week before being bailed. After today’s appearance, district judge Khalid Qureshi bailed Morrison to appear at Manchester crown court for a preliminary hearing on 28 August.
His bail conditions are that he lives in Canary Wharf, London, does not contact the two women complainants directly or indirectly, does not go on to the street where they live, and does not enter the Greater Manchester area except for a court appearance, to see his lawyers or to visit for a West Ham game in the area and to return to London immediately after the match.