Ex-Norwich City loan player stabbed

West Ham footballer Calum Davenport is having surgery on both legs after he and his mother were stabbed, his spokesman has said.Davenport, 26, and his mother are both in a serious condition after being stabbed at their home in Bedford.

West Ham footballer Calum Davenport is having surgery on both legs after he and his mother were stabbed, his spokesman has said.

Davenport, 26, and his mother are both in a serious condition after being stabbed at their home in Bedford.

Police said the attack happened late on Friday.

The defender and former England under-21 joined West Ham from Tottenham for �3m in 2007.

He was brought to Norwich City on loan by Nigel Worthington in 2005.

He had a spell on loan for Sunderland last season and also played for Coventry City.

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A West Ham spokesman said: "The club's medical team are in contact with hospital staff.

"The thoughts of everyone at West Ham are with Calum and his family and, due to the on-going investigation, no further information will be released."

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Bedfordshire police this evening arrested a 25-year-old man in Derby for attempted murder in connection with the assault.

A 19-year-old man, arrested shortly after the incident, is also being held for questioning.