Jail threat for sister of ex-Town star

THE sister of former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer could be facing a prison sentence after admitting being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

Jane Hunt

THE sister of a former Ipswich Town footballer could be facing a prison sentence after admitting being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

Twenty-year-old Kirsha Dyer, sister of West Ham and England player Kieron Dyer was given a 50-week jail sentence suspended for two years last February after she admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply in 2006.

This week she placed herself potentially in breach of the suspended prison sentence when she pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to conspiring to supply Class A drugs with other people and will be sentenced at a later date.

Also before the court are Simon Akakpo, 21, of Rainham, Essex, Maxwell Appah, 22, of Ealing and Dare Salau, 22, of Plaistow who have denied conspiring to supply Class A drugs with a number of people including Kirsha Dyer last year.

When Kirsha Dyer was given a suspended sentence last year the court heard she was searched by police in April 2006 after officers stopped a car she was driving near Stoke Bridge, Ipswich.

Most Read

Her 19-year-old boyfriend at the time, Ricky Fearon was a passenger in the car. The pair were taken to Ipswich Police Station where £1,000 of heroin was found stashed in her underwear and £150 cash was discovered hidden in her bra.

Dyer had claimed the drugs and cash were given to her by Fearon shortly before they had been stopped. She said Fearon told her to look after them for 10 minutes.

Fearon, of London, had denied possessing heroin with intent to supply but was found guilty in January last year after a trial. He was found to have £120 in his sock and his DNA was discovered on the wrapping around the drugs.

During his trial the court heard of Kirsha Dyer's relationship to Kieran Dyer when details of police interviews were read out.

The trial of Akakpo, Appah and Salau is expected to last up to a month and the prosecution case is expected to be opened to the jury on Monday.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter