Ex Dundee midfielder sacked by Inverness after brutal attack on woman following car crash

Riccardo Calder has been sacked by Inverness
Riccardo Calder has been sacked by Inverness

A one-time Dundee midfielder has been axed by his current team after he brutally attacked a woman following a minor car crash.

Riccardo Calder kicked and punched his female victim after her car hit into the back of his in a car park in May.

The 22-year-old denied the assault but was found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Following the court decision, Inverness Caley Thistle terminated the former Aston Villa youth’s contract.

Calder is said to have known his 24-year-old victim and the incident came about after he dropped her off at her car.

The woman’s car then collided with Calder’s and then they drove to a nearby car park where the brutal attack happened.

Calder, who featured for Dundee 11 times in the 2015/16 season, then approached the woman’s car and punched her several times through her open window.

She got out of the vehicle and Calder continued his assault by kicking and swinging a shoe at her.

His victim suffered significant injuries to her face and a fracture to her thumb.

A statement from Inverness Caledonian Thistle read: “Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, we can have terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder with immediate effect.

“Due to the ongoing legal process in England, the club will not be making any further comment on the matter.”

Calder will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on December 4.