Gang rob for­mer foot­ball hooli­gan Baz in Ibiza brawl

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - By MIKE LOCK­LEY name@coven­try­tele­graph.net

FOR­MER foot­ball hooli­gan-turnedac­tor Bar­ring­ton Pat­ter­son was beaten and robbed dur­ing a brawl while work­ing as a VIP body­guard in Ibiza, he has claimed.

The Coven­try kick­boxer and body­builder says di­a­mond studs worth £1,000 were ripped from his ears and a £600 pair of sun­glasses were snatched when trou­ble broke out at Ushuaia Beach Club.

He claims a mo­bile phone was also taken in the Satur­day morn­ing vi­o­lence, but later re­turned.

The 51-year-old for­mer lead­ing light in Birm­ing­ham City’s Zulu hooli­gan crew suf­fered bruis­ing to his back and kid­neys.

A mem­ber of the public who tried to in­ter­vene suf­fered a bro­ken nose, Baz’s part­ner Tracey said. “He was jumped on,” she said. “He told me that if he’d gone down, he would’ve been dead.”

Bar­ring­ton, who once fought heavy­weight leg­end Vi­tali Kl­itschko, was on the Mediter­ranean is­land for four days, act­ing as body­guard for an un­named celebrity.

He was tak­ing the mys­tery star to meet rap­per Tinie Tem­pah when the in­ci­dent took place.

The hard­man, known as One-Eyed Baz, who re­turned home in the early hours of Sun­day, has posted footage of the in­ci­dent on Face­book.

He told fans on so­cial me­dia: “I’m in the mid­dle of th­ese an­i­mals, loads of peo­ple send­ing me videos, keep them com­ing guys. Had loads of peo­ple ask­ing if I’m OK? What do you think, but ap­pre­ci­ate the re­spect.”

He later posted: “Just spoke to Mrs P on the phone, she is go­ing mad lol. She said if she was there she’d be hit­ting th­ese peo­ple with flip flops lol.”

The mes­sage is ac­com­pa­nied by a laugh­ing emoji.

“Some guy started barg­ing into Bar­ring­ton,” said Tracey, “and he took no no­tice.

“The guy pushed his head in Bar­ring­ton’s face and they all jumped in. He can look after him­self.

“I know quite a few peo­ple tried to in­ter­vene, some got in­jured ”

She added: “Video footage is now in the hands of our le­gal team.”

The club is on the same com­plex as the five star Ushuaia Beach Ho­tel. A staff mem­ber said they were un­aware of the in­ci­dent.

Bar­ring­ton, orig­i­nally from Birm­ing­ham, has ap­peared in TV se­ries Danny Dyer’s Dead­li­est Men, penned a best­seller and ap­peared in the film Meet The Gu­vnors along­side David Es­sex.

In a 2013 in­ter­view, he said: “I was born to fight. I came out of my mother’s womb fight­ing, I’m not the kind of per­son who walks away. If you don’t want trou­ble, don’t lay it on me.” A MAN from Coven­try was de­tained after a 4x4 was in­volved in in­ci­dents across Rugby.

The 26-year-old was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary, ag­gra­vated ve­hi­cle tak­ing and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance. It fol­lows re­ports that two peo­ple were seen at­tempt­ing to break in to a premises in Rail­way Ter­race at around 11.15pm on Fri­day.

An­other re­port was made just be­fore 11.30pm that a dark 4x4 had crashed into a busi­ness in Hill­mor­ton Road and that an at­tempt was made to take the till.

The ve­hi­cle is then be­lieved to have been in­volved in a third in­ci­dent, shortly be­fore 12.15am on Satur­day, where a ve­hi­cle was used to try and gain ac­cess to a petrol sta­tion in Church Road in Shilton.

Bar­ring­ton Pat­ter­son was at­tacked while work­ing as a VIP body­guard in Ibiza

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