Former West Ham footballer Blair Turgott set to appear in court following fraud and money laundering charge

Blair Turgott during his days at West Ham United (pic: EMPICS)

Blair Turgott during his days at West Ham United (pic: EMPICS) - Credit: EMPICS Sport

A former West Ham footballer has been charged with fraud and money laundering.

Blair Turgott, who was a youth player with the Hammers before leaving to join Coventry City, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, April 28.

The 22-year-old faces one count of fraud by false representation and one count of converting criminal property following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s fraud and linked crime online (Falcon) unit.

Turgott, of Ravensmead Road, Bromley, made his only first-team appearance for the Hammers in the FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest in January 2014.

The winger had risen through the youth ranks at the club, also being loaned out to the likes of Colchester United and Dagenham and Redbridge.

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He spent last season with Leyton Orient and the current season playing for National League side Bromley.

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