One Direction's Harry Styles' New Home Haunted By Highwayman Dick Turpin?

30 September 2012, 08:43 | Updated: 30 September 2012, 09:41

The 'Live While We're Young' star's North London house is said to be inhabited by the ghost of highwayman.

One Direction star Harry Styles' new home in haunted by the ghost of highwayman Dick Turpin, according to reports.

The 'Live While We're Young' singer is understood to have spent £3 million on the property in North London earlier this week.

According to The Sun, the house backs onto a pub that Turpin regularly visited in the 1700s and his ghost is often seen in the house, while the sound of his horse Black Bess can be heard outside.

Turpin was a notorious poacher and burglar whose life was romanticised following his death.

A source said: "Locals say he used to hide in the courtyard next to the pub waiting for his victims to come down the road before robbing them."

It is not clear whether Harry new of the reports before he bought the four-bedroom property.

Meanwhile, One Direction's new single 'Live While We're Young' is released today (30th September).

In a message on Twitter, Harry thanked fans who had already supported the song, which is tipped to top the Vodafone Big Top 40, although is likely to face competition from Rihanna's new single 'Diamonds'.