THOUGHTS are with the family of a Tadley teenager who was stabbed to death on holiday 10 years ago this week.

It was a decade ago on July 13, 2011 that popular 18-year-old Robert Sebbage was killed by a taxi driver while on holiday with his friends on the Greek island of Zante.

The news shook the community at the time, with hundreds of people attending the football fan’s funeral at St Mary’s Church to say goodbye.

Stelios Morfis was found guilty of the unintentional manslaughter of Robert in 2012. He was also convicted for causing life-threatening bodily injuries to four of Robert’s friends who were on their first holiday together.

Morfis was jailed for 11 years. However, in 2014 a retrial saw his sentence increased to 16 years.

Robert’s parents Andy and Rhian, along with their other two sons Steven and Martin, spent a week in Patras, Greece for the retrial at which the original verdict was overturned and a new verdict of murder in the third degree was imposed.

Posting on social media yesterday, a friend of the family, Andy Granston paid tribute to Robert on the anniversary of his death.

He said: “Robert Sebbage… taken cruelly and far too early. Miss your banter and great smile. How you would have enjoyed, got frustrated at times and recognised that the England boys did so well to reach the final of the 2020 Euros.”

Former The Hurst Community School pupil Robert battled with a rare bowel condition throughout his life and was a chosen to be an England mascot in 2007 when he walked out at Wembley with footballer David Beckham.

The teenager was on holiday with eight friends when he was killed.

It was their last night out on the island when the group got into an argument with two taxi drivers.

Four other members of the party were also stabbed and taken to hospital.

The Gazette is offering the chance to pay tribute to Robert to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

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