Man charged over knife attack on footballer

A MAN has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an alleged knife attack on Premier League footballer and ex-Norwich star Calum Davenport.

A MAN has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an alleged knife attack on Premier League footballer and ex-Norwich star Calum Davenport.

The 26-year-old West Ham defender, who has also played for Tottenham, Sunderland, Watford, Coventry and Southampton, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after an incident at his mother's home in Springfield Avenue, Bedford, at 5am on Saturday.

The defender, a former England Under-21 international, underwent emergency surgery at Bedford Hospital for stab wounds to both legs, while his mother was also hurt in the alleged attack.

This morning Worrell Whitehurst, of Finsley Walk, Derby, was charged with grievous bodily harm and causing actual bodily harm to the Davenport's mother, as well as driving whilst disqualified and possession of a bladed article


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He will appear at Bedford Magistrates' Court later today.

A 19-year-old man arrested shortly after the incident was released on police bail pending further inquiries, police said.

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