Denmark striker Bendtner charged over attack on taxi driver

Reuters , Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Nicklas Bendtner
Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner celebrates scoring a goal against Portugal during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv June 13, 2012. (Photo: REUTERS)

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been charged with violence after an incident last month with a Copenhagen taxi driver, the driver's lawyer said on Thursday.

Bendtner, who plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, was arrested in September after being reported to the police by a taxi driver. He was released while the driver underwent surgery for a broken jaw.

The driver has been charged with throwing an unknown object towards Bendtner and his girlfriend without hitting them but he is protesting his innocence, the driver's lawyer Mette Grith Stage told Reuters.

Bendtner's lawyer Anders Németh was not immediately available to comment but he has previously said the player denies the charges.

Bendtner, 30, played for Premier League club Arsenal from 2005-14 and has represented Denmark 81 times, although his career has been littered with media reports of drink-fuelled escapades,

He missed out on selection for this year's World Cup due to injury.

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