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Ajax's Quincy Promes misses training amid reports of arrest over alleged stabbing

Ajax confirm Quincy Promes missed training on Sunday amid reports he had been arrested due to his alleged involvement in a stabbing.
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Quincy Promes joined Ajax in 2019. Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images

Ajax have confirmed Quincy Promes missed training on Sunday amid reports in the Netherlands that he had been arrested in connection with his alleged involvement in a stabbing that took place in July.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported a stabbing happened in Abcoude, just south of Amsterdam, at a family reunion hosted by Promes on the premises of a company he owns. The report added the player got into a fight with one of his relatives there and stabbed him.

"It's very worrisome but being accused of something doesn't mean you did it," Ajax told FOX Sports Netherlands in a statement. "It is therefore too premature to say anything about it from Ajax."

Police did not confirm the identity of the suspect but said a 28-year-old from Amsterdam had been arrested in connection with the alleged incident. Police said the man stabbed, who was seriously injured in the incident, pressed charges last month.

However, Promes' lawyer has made a brief statement to the Dutch news agency ANP. "Promes was not on site at the time of the incident," he said. "Promes is fully cooperating with the investigation."

Promes has scored seven goals in 47 international appearances for the Dutch national team, and scored Ajax's second goal in their 4-0 win over PEC Zwolle on Saturday.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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