Ajax Star Quincy Promes Arrested for 'Serious Stabbing Incident'

Robbie Copeland
Reports in the Netherlands say Promes has been detained by police
Reports in the Netherlands say Promes has been detained by police / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Ajax winger Quincy Promes has been arrested in connection with a serious stabbing incident involving a family member, according to a report in the Netherlands.

The club have made no comment on the situation, except to confirm that the Dutch international missed training on Sunday.

De Telegraaf say that Promes is suspected of 'serious physical assault' dating back to a family gathering in Abcoude in July. It's reported that a relative was left with 'very serious' knee injuries and that the 28-year-old has been detained for up to three days by Amsterdam authorities.

A magistrate will decide on Sunday whether to take the case to trial, which could lead to his remand being extended.

If found guilty, Promes faces up to four years in prison.

The incident took place at the back end of the summer but was only reported to police last month. De Telegraaf say they are in the dark over why he is only now being arrested, but police spokesperson Jelmer Geerds denied that Ajax's playing schedule was taken into account.

“We only heard about the incident a month ago. An investigation was then started and this morning led to an arrest," he said.

Promes played against PEC Zwolle this weekend
Promes played against PEC Zwolle this weekend / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

It's said that a serious argument between Promes and a family member led to the Ajax player pulling a knife and stabbing them, inflicting serious injuries. Described as a 'large family gathering', there are multiple reported witnesses, some of whom intervened and prevented the incident from escalating further.

Promes has been a key figure for Ajax this season and featured as recently as Saturday, when he scored in a 4-0 victory over PEC Zwolle. That was the former Sevilla winger's fifth of the season, and he has so far been central to another impressive season for the Dutch champions.