Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner charged with assault after alleged altercation leaves taxi driver with a broken jaw
Local media in Denmark names the star as the man who left a driver requiring surgery after an attack in Copenhagen
Nicklas Bendtner was charged by police in the early hours of Sunday morning after a taxi driver was left with a broken jaw.
The alleged altercation took place in Copenhagen and left the driver requiring surgery on his jaw.
Bendtner is plying his trade back in his home country for Rosenborg, and was identified by local media as the perpetrator.
Danish website bt.dk carried quotes from Rasmus Krochin, the communications manager for Dantaxi.
He is reported to have said: “I can confirm that there has been a serious assault on one of our drivers tonight.
“The driver is currently on the operating table with a broken jaw.
“The assault has been reported to the police and we can confirm the assailant is Nicklas Bendtner.”
Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet also claimed Bendtner had been charged.
They carry quotes from a spokesperson for the taxi company, who added: “It’s the name [Bendtner] that the driver has reported.
“We are deeply shaken. This applies to everyone in the business. We have been informed internally, and of course this is something that has left us shaken.
“Copenhagen police confirmed to the newspaper that they received a report of violence against a taxi driver at 2.41am on Sunday.”
The 30-year-old was not included in Denmark’s squad to face Wales on Sunday night for their opening UEFA Nations League game.