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Pair carried out ‘alcohol fuelled vigilante attack’ on ex-Saint
4:10am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A FORMER member of the Saints football academy was beaten up in his home in what a judge described as “alcohol fuelled vigilante behaviour”.
Aaron Currie and Martin Andrews had gone to the home of Alberto Seidi in Vicarage Road, Marchwood, because the former thought the footballer had given his 15-year-old sister alcohol, said prosecutor Simon Foster.
Currie, 22, of Scotland Close, Fair Oak, and Martin Andrews, 26, of The Rowans, Marchwood, admitted affray and stealing cash, a mobile phone and clothing from the player.
The prosecution accepted their plea of not guilty to robbery as it was “most likely” they did not have that in mind when they went to Mr Seidi’s home.
Currie was a part-time scaffolder who was also employed as an assistant for a company taking non-emergency cases to hospital. He had a previous conviction for battery and harassment.
Extending their bail pending sentence on November 23, Judge Susan Evans QC said it was a serious matter which had happened at the victim’s home.