The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins spent two hours in police custody in New York
this week after detectives mistook him for another long haired Justin Hawkins who was on the run. The singer was in town to do a photo shoot for Spin magazine. It seems it was only when the band’s manager showed proof that Justin was in Britain on tour on 4 July – when the other Hawkins must have committed his crime – was the singer allowed to go.
Meanwhile the mainly elderly community of the Suffolk town of Southwold are
worried about a recent interview with The Darkness in which lead singer
Justin Hawkins and drummer Ed Graham said they both fancied moving there.
Jennifer Hursell, the clerk of Southwold town council, told the Daily Telegraph: “People come to Southwold for a quiet time. They don’t come to play their electric guitars on the beach. The whole thing is nonsense.”