THE older brother of Crystal Palace playoff hero Wilfried Zaha could face jail after pleading guilty to theft and criminal damage. Serge Zaha, 30, stole a Blackberry mobile from Michael Kelly at Boots in the Whitgift Centre on December 7 last year. Zaha, of Dunheved Road South, has also pleaded guilty to criminal damage after he destroyed a copy of the police Code of Practice, valued at £10, while at the custody suite in Windmill Road, West Croydon, on March 22. He had initially denied both offences but changed his plea before the trial. Zaha appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court last Wednesday so that a probation report could be arranged. Magistrates 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 was released on unconditional bail ahead of sentencing at the same court on June 26. Last July Zaha was accused of stealing a rucksack from Rami Alshahroor in Bulganak Road, Thornton Heath, only for the case to be dismissed.
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