Ipswich: Blues ace likely to face crown court trial over domestic violence charge

Guirane N'Daw leaving magistrates court

Guirane N'Daw leaving magistrates court - Credit: Archant

IPSWICH Town midfielder Guraine N’Daw is likely to face a crown court trial over an allegation of domestic violence against his wife.

The 28-year-old, of Neptune Square, Ipswich, is accused of actual bodily harm on Bigue Ndiaye N’Daw.

The Senegalese-born player has said he will be denying the charges.

N’Daw appeared for the second time before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich today.

His case was adjourned until June 4 when he must return to face Ipswich magistrates.

The matter is scheduled to be committed to Ipswich Crown Court, where N’Daw would face trial by jury.

N’Daw is accused of assaulting his wife on March 15.

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He is currently on conditional bail.

Originally there were five bail conditions attached by police.

One was that N’Daw surrendered his passport, another was that he surrendered a French ID card.

N’Daw is also prohibited from leaving the UK, and must not contact his wife.

A fifth condition – the surrender of his Senegalese ID card – was lifted during a previous court application on his behalf although N’Daw did not attend the hearing on that occasion.

N’Daw had been scheduled to be one of the substitutes during Ipswich’s 1-0 victory against Bolton at Portman Road on March 16.

However, he was unable to attend the match as he was being interviewed in custody by police.

N’Daw has made 30 appearances and scored one goal for Ipswich since he was signed last August on a season-long loan from French club St Etienne.

Before coming to Ipswich N’Daw, who has played 39 times for Senegal, spent last season on loan at Birmingham and was previously loaned to Zaragoza in Spain.

Although originally from Senegal he spent the early years of his professional career playing in France.

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