Morrison cleared of threatening to throw acid at his ex-girlfriend and have her killed
Last Updated: 10/11/14 1:43pm
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been cleared of threatening to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed.
The 21-year-old was said to have harassed Reah Mansoor over a four-year period but the Crown Prosecution Service have formally withdrawn the allegation.
Morrison, who is currently on loan at Cardiff City, was also accused of threatening to blow up Miss Mansoor's house as part of the alleged conduct between January 2010 and July this year.
A not guilty verdict on Morrison's harassment charge was formally recorded in a case management hearing at Manchester Crown Court, which the footballer attended.
Morrison will stand trial at the same court on January 26 on three remaining charges of assaulting Miss Mansoor, 19, and her mother, Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of July 24.
The ex-Manchester United player denied the harassment charge at a preliminary hearing held in August.
He also pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault by beating and one of assault causing actual bodily harm.
Morrison was bailed on condition he lives at an address in Cardiff, does not contact the two women complainants, and does not enter the Greater Manchester area except for a court appearance or when he plays in his professional capacity.