Giantkiller Eastwood gets to keep mobile home

November 10, 2006

A planning inspector has ruled that Southend striker Freddy Eastwood - who knocked Manchester United out of the Carling Cup this week - can remain in his mobile home.

Eastwood, 23, was facing the threat of eviction from the property in Wickford, Essex, because Basildon Council said it was built on greenbelt land without planning permission.

But a council spokesman today said a planning inspector had ruled that the mobile home could stay where it was until an alternative site was found.

Eastwood - who comes from a traveller family - scored to give Southend a 1-0 home win on Tuesday.