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Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Man charged with Davenport attack

BEDFORD, England (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged Monday with stabbing West Ham defender Calum Davenport, who remained hospitalized in serious condition with leg wounds.

Davenport and his 49-year-old mother were attacked on Friday night at her home in Bedford, 92 km north of London, and the centerback needed emergency surgery. The 26-year-old player was described in serious but stable condition.

Bedfordshire police said Monday that 25-year-old Worrell Whitehurst, from Derby in central England, was charged with grievous bodily harm to Davenport and also assaulting the player's mother.

No motive for the attack was given.

Whitehurst was due to appear in court later Monday while a 19-year-old man who was also arrested on Sunday has been released on bail.

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