Kiwi killed in London to be returned home

The body of New Zealand punk singer Steve Andrews has been returned to Wellington, more than a month after he died after a fight outside a London pub.

 
 

Steve Andrews

THE body of New Zealand punk singer Steve Andrews has been returned to Wellington, more than a month after he died after a fight outside a London pub.

Mr Andrews was well-known and respected in the Wellington music scene, but had spent more than a decade living overseas.

He suffered serious head injuries following the fight outside the Duke’s Head pub in Putney around midnight on December 9.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Family spokesperson Helen Coffey said friends had contributed the cost of bringing Mr Andrews’ body home

“It has been a huge relief to finally have him with us after navigating what, at times, has seemed like a lengthy legal process,” she told APNZ.

Mr Andrews, 46, was thought to have been celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday, and had worked as a postie for about 15 years.

 The family had been heartened by the stories about Mr Andrews that had been shared with them since his death.

“The stories have made us both laugh and cry. They have all shown how many lives he touched.”

A memorial service will be held on Monday in Wellington.

 
 

 
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