Page last updated at 17:42 GMT, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Police probe fugitive Suffolk inmate's Facebook page

Craig Lynch
Craig Lynch has updated his friends about his life since fleeing prison

An on-the-run prisoner has been updating his friends about life on the run via his Facebook page.

Police are trying to use clues left by burglar Craig Lynch, 28, on the social networking site to track him down.

Lynch, who has links to Edgware in London, has updated his 248 Facebook friends about nearly crashing his car in icy weather and meals he has had.

He absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, in September.

Lynch was given a seven-year jail term after being convicted of aggravated burglary and was serving time towards the end of the sentence at the open prison where he was allowed day release.

Defiant gesture

Police have appealed to his friends on Facebook to tell them where he is.

A police spokeswoman said officers dealing with the case were making detailed checks to make sure the man on the page they had identified is the wanted prisoner.

"We are also using the information we have and anything that appears on his site to try and locate him.

"I would appeal to anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Suffolk Police," she said.

A photograph on the page shows Lynch looking at the camera and holding up a finger in an apparent defiant gesture.

A spokesperson for Facebook said it was aware of Lynch's page on its website and was working with Suffolk police officers to try and track him down.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Open prison inmate goes missing
24 Sep 09 |  Suffolk
Police hunt prisoner on the run
10 Sep 09 |  Suffolk
Prisoner on the run is recaptured
04 Aug 09 |  Suffolk
Inmate absconds from open prison
07 Jul 09 |  Suffolk

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific