Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Wilfried Zaha: Manchester United star's brother faces jail after stealing mobile phone

Star: New Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha
Star: New Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha
The brother of England and Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha was warned he faces jail after being caught stealing a mobile phone.
Serge Zaha, 30, was arrested after taking BlackBerry from a shopper in Croydon, south London, last December.
He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday after changing his plea from not guilty to guilty.
Magistrates have now scheduled a psychiatric assessment after being told he had a history of mental health problems.
The “all-option” report means Zaha could face a fine, community service or a custodial sentence.
He also pleaded guilty to criminal damage after he destroyed a copy of the police Code of Practice in a police custody suite.
The court heard how Serge Zaha, of Thornton Heath, south London, stole the phone as he walked around a Boots store in the Croydon shopping centre on December 7 last year.
He destroyed a copy of the police pamphlet while in custody at a Croydon police station on March 22, the court heard.
The value of the pamphlet is listed as £10, and the elder Zaha - despite initially denying both charges against him - pleaded guilty last week.
A report has been sent to the probation service and JPs ordered a psychiatric assessment of him before sentencing.
He was warned that “all options” will be considered - including a custodial sentence - before being released on bail ahead of sentencing on June 26.
Zaha’s other brother Herve, 24, was last month exposed by the Daily Mirror as a gang leader.
Zeltor (Herve Zaha), right, with footballer brother, Wilfried Zaha
Boasts: Zeltor (Herve Zaha), right, with footballer brother, Wilfried Zaha
Herve bragged he was a “general” in one of the most feared gangs in London, responsible for scores of stabbings, ­shootings and robberies.
Herve, 24, goes by the gang name Zeltor. In 2009, he wrote on a Bebo profile page: “General Zeltor on dis ting say no mre.”
And in a chilling reference to ­gangland violence, he posted: “All u aluminium gangsters coverd by other peoples fame, u knw hu u r, get real. level has changed. my TEAM DO, DID AND THEY F****** DOES THIS THING. so n***** please, cos u dnt wanna see my n*****s squeeze, cos if we do we leave ur f****** body ina fridge, let it freeze...let it go six feet deep...bigup my up all my DSN mandem say no mre.”
DSN rose to notoriety in 2007 after a pitched battle took place at a shopping centre in Croydon, South London.
Members fought with a rival gang in broad daylight using machetes and bats as shoppers looked on horrified.
Dozen of stabbings around the area have been linked to the thugs along with a string of shootings.
In July 2012, Herve received a 12-month conditional discharge for criminal damage after launching a paving slab through a car window while a woman sat at the wheel.
He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation, £100 to the victim and £80 court costs.
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