West Ham's Morrison released on bail in assault case

The 21-year-old had been held in custody since last Thursday.

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been released on bail pending a hearing into charges he assaulted two women.

The 21-year-old former Manchester United player had been held in custody since last Thursday.

He was arrested after allegedly punching and slapping his former 19-year-old girlfriend and her 39-year-old mother.

Morrison was released Monday when a judge granted bail following a private court hearing.

He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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