$12k raised for dead punk rocker

TOM HUNT
Last updated 09:21 22/01/2013
Steve Andrews
STEVE ANDREWS: The former Wellington punk died in London in December.

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Close to $12,000 has been raised to bring home and farewell a Wellington punk rocker killed in London.

Steve Andrews' body is right now on its way home to Wellington after a fundraising concert at San Francisco Bath House on Cuba St  on Sunday night raised $3193.

A friend, Tom Lynch, who helped organise the gig, said that added to other donations which brought the money raised to about $12,000.

This included donations from around the world, including one from a friend in Korea who was going to fly back for the concert and funeral but instead donated the travel money towards the fundraising drive.

It meant the cost of flying the body home and having the funeral would now be covered.

Andrews, 46, the singer in the 1980s and 90s Wellington bands Vas Deferens and Flesh D-Vice, died from head injuries after a fight outside a southwest London pub in December.

But with repatriation and funeral costs expected to be more that $11,000, his body stayed in a London mortuary until the funds could be raised to bring him home.

Andrews' funeral will be at the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Miramar at 1.30pm next Monday.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man from Exeter in connection with Andrews' death.

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