Striker blames robbers for drink driving

Footballer Saido Berahino will fight a drink driving charge because he claims he was trying to escape an attack by armed robbers, a court heard. Police were called to an incident outside VQ, a 24-hour restaurant and bar in Bloomsbury, central London, at 3am on February 18 and saw Stoke City striker Berahino, 25, racing off. He drove for only 15 seconds and was stopped in Bedford Square, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard. His lawyer, Jake Taylor, said: ‘Shortly before…

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