Footballer's spending habits revealed

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Premier League footballer Stewart Downing had to reveal his spending habits to a jury yesterday.

The 26-year-old Aston Villa star was giving evidence at the trial of former agent, Ian Elliott, who allegedly siphoned cash from one of Downing's accounts.

Although he spent £45,000 on a home cinema, £6,000 on a wardrobe and £45,000 on a conservatory, he said the account should have contained far more money. Mr Elliott, 53, denies four counts of fraud at York Crown Court. The trial continues.