Police closing in on Facebook fugitive?

THE net appears to be tightening around a convicted criminal who has taunted police while on the run from a Suffolk jail.

Craig Robinson

THE net appears to be tightening around a convicted criminal who has taunted police while on the run from a Suffolk jail.

Craig “Lazie” Lynch has been posting messages on social networking website Facebook since his disappearance from Hollesley Bay Prison, near Woodbridge, on September 23.

His brazen attitude has attracted world wide interest but yesterday it appeared as if police were closing in on the 28-year-old, who went missing as he neared the end of a seven-year jail term for aggravated burglary.

On his private profile Lynch said he was planning to hand himself in on January 15 but has changed his mind after officers seized some of his assets.

“Bad news, police have just towed two of my vehicles away on trucks and ransacked my business... stating to one of my employees that the money from my business is funding my lavish lifestyle whilst on the run,” he wrote.

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“They think it is going to cripple me, the fools. I was going to hand myself in 15 Jan, well not now *****.”

Suffolk Constabulary has been liaising with other forces in bid to catch Lynch, who has links to Edgware in Middlesex and north-east London.

Last week a spokeswoman said his details had been logged on the Police National Computer and that routine checks were regularly performed at his known addresses.

Meanwhile, police said yesterday that Omar Kabba-Diakite, 38, who was serving six years and six months for customs evasion and drugs importation failed to return to category D prison near after a period of home leave.

A spokeswoman said he was granted a temporary release licence to visit a family member in Cardiff on Christmas Eve and had been due back on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lynch or Kabba-Diakite is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or contact their nearest police station.

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