Millionaire jailed after killing ex-wife’s carp worth £10,000 in raid on home

A MILLIONAIRE was jailed yesterday after killing his ex-wife’s fish.

Recycling company boss Anthony Haines, 51, broke into Jane’s home and turned off the power.

Her £10,000 prize carp in the garden pond died as a result.

He also slashed a photo of her and her boyfriend — and stabbed a knife into a cupboard.

Haines, married to Jane, 52, for 32 years, was jailed for 16 months in 2019 after threatening her and her lover with a knife.

Prosecutor Laurence Jones said CCTV captured Haines going into Jane’s then-empty house in June — in breach of a restraining order.

He said: “Haines turned off electricity which disabled the camera.

"Cutting the power supply also led to fish being killed in the garden pond as well as in a tank inside the property.”

He went on: “He slashed a canvas photograph of the couple across the face area.

“A knife had been stabbed into a chopping board and kitchen cupboard.

"Mrs Haines suspected her husband immediately. She said he was jealous that she was happy.”

In a victim statement, she told how she was “fearful for her life”.

Their daughter added in a reference he was a “loving father and grandfather”.

Haines, of Pontymister, Risca, South Wales, admitted burglary with intent and criminal damage at Newport crown court.

His lawyer Marian Lewis said: “He bitterly regrets what he did. The incident was fuelled by alcohol.”

He was jailed for 16 months with a 10-year restraining order.

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