West Ham’s Calum Davenport stabbed in both legs

Posted by - August 24, 2009 - West Ham

Hammers player battles to save leg

West Ham defender Calum Davenport is reportedly fighting to avoid a leg amputation after being stabbed in both legs in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 26-year-old and his mother were both stabbed at the family home in Kempston, near Bedford.

Reports suggest Davenport was stabbed twice in each leg by two intruders. Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Nottingham and a 19-year-old.

The News of the World is speculating that prior to the attack Davenport was involved in a row with his 28-year-old sister Cara about the crowd that she was mixing with.

A ‘source’ said: “The family have been worried for a long time about the types of people Cara hangs about with. Calum mentioned this to her and a little while later there was a knock at the door. Calum opened it and that’s when the attack happened.”

It is thought the next couple of days will be vital in determining whether doctors can save the leg and give Davenport a shot at saving his career.

  • Will

    Thats just miserable. A family is worried about on of their children/siblings, and in return, they get stabbed. I hope he can save his career. And no matter what, i hope the police catch the people who did this!

  • Genghis

    We’ll pray for Calum’s speedy and complete recovery. Those who stabbed him must be caught and punished to the full extent of the law. Punishment must also be meted out to those who had any role in it. This includes his sister if she had anything to do with it.

  • Will

    Excuse me for asking, but is there an additional punishment if you try to destroy somebody’s career? An untrained attacker would logical attack the torso if they wanted to hurt somebody. The attackers here went for the legs, which is what a footballer needs most. Seems intentional to me.

    And I heard the police have detained 2 men. If the police believe that they are guilty, it is believed they will be charged with attempted murder.

  • Kristen

    It is so sad to see this. It just sickens me. What makes it a really big soap opera is the fact that the 25 year old is Cara’s boyfriend and possible father of Cara’s baby. Hoping that Calum makes a speedy recovery!! Get well soon darling!