Snip, snip hooray! Crouch gets haircut from lifelong Spurs fan caught up in riots

17 August 2011 06:30
England and Spurs striker Peter Crouch visited 89-year-old lifelong fan Aaron Biber's barbers in Tottenham, damaged in the riots, to show his support and help raise money for it.

Aaron has been in the Tottenham area for 41 years and has built up his businesses in Tottenham High Street over several decades.

But his life was turned upside down on Sunday August 7 when he visited his shop after the previous night's disturbances in the area. He found the place smashed up, with windows broken and hairdryers looted. Even his kettle had been stolen.

Showing his support: Crouch gets his hair cut by fan Aaron

Short back and sides: Aaron cuts the hair of his favourite footballer Peter Crouch

At the time, Aaron said: 'I will probably have to close because I haven't got insurance and I can't afford the repairs.'

That lead to a heart-warming campaign named 'Keep Aaron Cutting', that has used the power of the internet to spread the news and encourage people to make donations online.

The campaign has so far raised an incredible ?35,000, and Crouch went along to show his support upon hearing Aaron's story.

Devastation: Aaron inspects the remains of his salon on the morning after the riots

What a mess: Aaron clears up the mess the morning after the riots his signed picture of Crouch remained untouched (left)

And it made sense as one of the few items left remaining in Aaron's shop after the break-in was a signed photo of the striker!

Crouch said: 'I wasn't expecting to get a hair cut but I needed one and was in a barber shop, so I thought 'why not!?' Aaron did a great job.

'It was sad to see what had happened to his, and a lot of other people's businesses and lives, after the recent troubles. But it's great to see the response so many people have given.

Back in business: Crouch was keen to show his support to Aaron

Little and large: Aaron shows off his signed picture of Crouch after cutting the strikers' hair

'From spending time with Aaron there's no doubt he's a lifelong Spurs fan and his shop is walking distance from the stadium, so it's only right we show our support.

'The club do a lot of good work in the community and it's something we will continue to do to help Tottenham recover from what has happened, and the players are fully behind this.'

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Source: Daily_Mail