Dyer's sister has car confiscated

A JUDGE has today ruled that the car belonging to the sister of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer, which was used to make drug runs, should be confiscated.

A JUDGE has today ruled that the car belonging to the sister of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer, which was used to make drug runs, should be confiscated.

A gang of seven, which included Kirsha Dyer, was snared by drugs police as part of their Operation Adrenline. In June this year Dyer, 20, of Bentley Road, Ipswich, was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiring with others to supply crack cocaine.

During the trial, it was revealed that the group, known as J Business, sold hard drugs to four of the five prostitutes murdered by serial killer Steve Wright.

Dyer's car, which had a personalised number plate given by her brother as an 18th birthday present, was regularly used to make drug runs to and from London.

The Peugeot car was fitted with a listening device which gave prosecutors the key evidence needed.

At Ipswich Crown Court today Kirsha Dyer was present to hear Judge David Goodin order the confiscation of the vehicle.

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He agreed that it could be sold on but added that Dyer could keep the personalised number plate, which is K18 DYR.

He said: “The Peugeot is still in police hands and has a value which may be as much as £3,000.”

He also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of any drugs or drug paraphernalia seized from the car.

The gang, which had a headquarters in Canterbury Close, also included Maxwell Appah, of Canterbury Close, Simon Akakpo, 21, of Southend Road, Rainham, Essex, Dare Salau, of Canterbury Close, Pannick Nikuna, 21, of North Road, Edgware, Lewis Self, 28, of Wilding Road, Ipswich, and Darius Pascal of Plaistow, London.

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