Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Ex-Town star Danny Haynes’ house used as cannabis factory without his knowledge

10:03 01 April 2014

Some of the plants found in the house at Penny Lane, Purdis Farm

Some of the plants found in the house at Penny Lane, Purdis Farm

Archant

A four-bedroom house which was being used as a cannabis factory is understood to be owned by former Ipswich Town star Danny Haynes, it has emerged.

shares
Danny Haynes celebrates his winner in the East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road in February 2006. Picture: Warren PageDanny Haynes celebrates his winner in the East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road in February 2006. Picture: Warren Page

There is no suggestion Mr Haynes, 26, was either involved with, or aware of, what tenants of his house in Purdis Farm, Ipswich, were doing at the property where he lived while playing for the Blues.

Police are still trying to trace those responsible after more than 260 plants and seedlings were discovered after an early morning fire at the house in Penny Lane.

Originally the blaze was thought to have been suspicious. However, it was subsequently found to have been started after a pan had been left on the cooker which was alight. At the time of the incident the property was unoccupied.

Officers discovered what was going on at around 2.45am last Friday following reports of suspicious activity in the area.

When police arrived at the scene they spotted the fire inside the house.

After gaining entry to the premises they discovered the kitchen blaze, which firefighters then put out.

When officers looked around the property they found cannabis growing in the bedrooms.

Drugs were found in all four rooms, according to a Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman.

Sixty-seven mature plants were found in one room and 97 young plants were discovered in another.

Cannabis leaves were on the floor drying out in a third room while 100 seedlings were also discovered.

Anne-Marie Breach, of Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Enquiries are ongoing to find those linked to the house.”

Mr Haynes played 128 games for Ipswich scoring 19 goals between August 2005 and July 2009.

While playing for Town he became a fans’ favourite after scoring winning goals in derby matches against Norwich City.

During his time with the Blues Mr Haynes went out on loan to Millwall for a month in 2006.

He left Ipswich permanently when he was signed by Bristol City three years later in a deal worth just over £500,000.

Since then he has been on the books of Barnsley, Charlton and Notts County.

In January the Nottingham club loaned the striker out to Hibernian, who are currently managed by ex-Ipswich and England captain Terry Butcher.

When contacted through the club about the investigation in relation to the house in Penny Lane Mr Haynes declined to comment.

Anyone with information which could help the police inquiry is asked to telephone 101 quoting CAD 21.

shares

2 comments

  • "Mr Haynes played 182 games for Ipswich scoring 19 goals between August 2005 and July 2009". 17 goals in 115 appearances according to Wikipedia which sounds more likely. According you your figures he would have played over 45 games a season for 4 years! Unlikely as he was never 100% regularly picked.

    Report this comment

    RC

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Yeah Right ;)

    Report this comment

    You What

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Police release CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with Southwold hotel burglary

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a burglary from The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

Clive Howard.

A Stowmarket rapist who attacked at least six women over nearly 30 years has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years and three months.

The EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.

Guests enjoy the celebration - Emma Hibbert from Adnams

The finest of the county’s food and drink industry gathered yesterday for the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015.

Bluebell Avenue, Bury St Edmunds

Life is always rosey for the residents of the county’s freshest, colourful-sounding road names.

Join the election candidates from Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in our live online hustings

In the latest round of our live election hustings we are putting your questions to the candidates contesting the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich seat on May 7.

Part of Stoke Road in Thorndon could be closed until Wednesday.

Part of Stoke Road in Thorndon could be closed for up to two days after a six-inch water main burst.

Emergency services called to Silent Street, Ipswich

The air ambulance was deployed to a medical emergency at a property in Silent Street, Ipswich this afternoon.

Easton Young Farmer County Show at Easton Farm Park.

A country fair to support the Suffolk Young Farmers organisation saw about 1,000 people turn out to watch everything from a dog show to tugs of war.

Crash on Ashcroft Road by Norwich Road junction

A young motorist has sustained head injuries after a two-vehicle collision in Ipswich.

Shawn Leek is running 7 marathons in 7 days, ending with the London Marathon, to raise funds for St Helena Hospice.

A runner taking on seven marathons in seven days in aid of charity has said he is glad to get the first 26.2 miles under his belt.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages