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Ex Academy star indicted

Filed: Wednesday, 19th April 2017
By: Staff Writer

Former Academy star Blair Turgott is set to appear in court on charges of money laundering and fraud.

The 22-year-old winger is set to appear before Westminster Magistrate's Court next week (Friday 28 April) to face the two charges - which could potentially lead to a jail sentence.

Turgott, who claims to do 'God's Work' on his Twitter bio first joined West Ham as a nine-year old when he was invited for a trial having been spotted playing football for his father's local team in South London.

He was released by West Ham in February 2015, having made just one first team appearance - in the ill-fated FA Cup third round ie at Nottingham Forest in January 2014.

Following a short spell at Coventry City, Turgott returned to London with Orient but was released after just one season at Brisbane Road. Last summer he joined home town club Bromley, who play in the National League.

* Further reading: KUMB spoke to Blair in 2012 about his future hopes and aspirations. You may read the article here.

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