Caley Thistle have terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder after the midfielder was found guilty of attacking a woman.
The 22-year-old midfielder kicked and punched the 24-year-old woman and also swung a shoe at her leaving her with “significant” injuries.
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The club released a statement today ahead of a planned press call with manager John Robertson.
The statement said: “Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, Inverness Caledonian Thistle can confirm that it has 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.”
The Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder knew the victim and met her at a club on May 7 this year in the Kings Heath suburb of Birmingham.
He dropped her off at her car in the early hours of the morning and she began following him along the road.
However, he saw red after she collided with the back of his motor.
They both drove further along the road to a pub car park and when Calder, who came through the ranks at Aston Villa and also played for Doncaster Rovers and Dundee, approached her vehicle he began punching her several times through the open window.
When she got out of her car, he continued the attack by kicking her and swinging a shoe at the victim.
The “sustained” attack was recorded on a nearby CCTV camera.
Calder, who joined Caley Thistle after their relegation to the Championship in 2017, went on trial accused of assault at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this week. He was found guilty of the attack yesterday and will be sentenced on December 4.
He made 46 appearances for the Highland capital club, scoring three goals, and is under contract at the Caledonian Stadium until the end of the season. Calder started the 2-2 draw with Ross County in the Highland derby last weekend due to an injury to club captain Carl Tremarco.