Town striker quizzed by police

IPSWICH Town striker Danny Haynes was today travelling with the rest of the team to Watford, just 24 hours after being questioned by the police after an alleged assault.

IPSWICH Town striker Danny Haynes was today travelling with the rest of the team to Watford, just 24 hours after being questioned by the police after an alleged assault.

But Alan Lee did not join him on the Town coach after completing a move to Championship rivals Crystal Palace.

Haynes, 20, was arrested by police at the Ipswich Town training ground yesterday in connection with an alleged assault in the Purdis Farm area of the town.

Haynes lives in that part of the town.


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He was questioned about the allegation and later released on police bail, allowing him to rejoin his team-mates to prepare for today's Sky match at Watford.

A spokesman for the club said: “We are aware that one of our players is being questioned by police following an incident earlier today. The club has no further comment to make regarding this matter at this time.”

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Meanwhile Alan Lee has completed his £600,000 move to Crystal Palace.

The striker has agreed a three-year deal on around £10,000 a week basic to join the Eagles and is expected to go straight into their squad to face Reading, who have just sold Ibrahim Sonko to Stoke City.

While Palace boss Neil Warnock sees Lee as competition for James Scowcroft, who has now been linked with a move away, the deal represents good business for Ipswich Town who was signed by Joe Royle for less than £150,000 from Cardiff City.

Lee hit 34 goals in 109 Town appearances, including a career high 17 in the 2006/07 season, with his last coming in the League Cup tie against Leyton Orient in the first round.

Town will now step up their bid to bring in a striker with manager Jim Magilton hoping to secure a signing by Monday.

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