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Dad jailed after tackling burglars who 'escaped justice' speaks out after public raise hundreds of thousands for him

Ali Condon

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Dad jailed after tackling burglars who 'escaped justice' speaks out after public raise hundreds of thousands for him

Dad-of-two Adam White, who was jailed for 22 months after defending his home against two would-be criminals, has spoken out.

Adam, 34, was put behind bars after taking the law into his own hands and chasing off burglars who were targeting his home - though the burglars walked away with no prison time.

Since details of his dilemma aired on Channel 4's 24 Hours In Police Custody, Adam and his wife Lindsay have received an outpouring of support from the public.

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In the infuriating TV special, it was revealed that Adam spent £50,000 in legal fees when he was taken to court for chasing the would-be burglars off his property.

As a result, a GoFundMe page was set up to 'get [his money] back to him', with the funds being transferred directly to his wife Lindsay.

Within just three days, the fund went above and beyond its target, and currently sits at a whopping £138,910.

Mind-boggled by the support they have received from the public, Adam and Lindsay issued a joint statement today (Monday, 1 December) to thank everyone for their help.

"We are overwhelmed with the support that everyone has given us and cannot thank you all enough," their statement began.

"We truly can't believe how generous and thoughtful all our donors are.

"Every word of support has encouraged us to remain strong and has put a warmth in our hearts that we lost three years ago.

"We feel so incredibly thankful for the money everyone has raised to help us get back our losses, and thanks to all of you, we have."

Adam and his wife Lindsay thanked the public for their support since they appeared on TV. Credit: @whitepropertys1/Twitter
Adam and his wife Lindsay thanked the public for their support since they appeared on TV. Credit: @whitepropertys1/Twitter

The statement continued: "At this stage I would like to take this opportunity to say to anyone who wishes to donate to the page, we will be passing on any future funds from now to charity, to honour the loss of our baby. We will update further information on the page shortly.

"Again, thank you all so much, it is time for us to move forward and start afresh with the life you all have given us back."

The original incident dates back to 2019, when Adam chased two burglars away from his Leighton Buzzard house in his car, as they tried to get away on a stolen motorbike.

During the chase, Adam lost control of his car and the two burglars sustained serious injuries.

In bodycam footage from the night of the incident, White is seen being arrested and asking: “Am I in trouble? I’m not going to prison for this am I?”

While Adam was put behind bars for the incident, burglars Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both 25 - who had a history of convictions including theft, reckless driving, criminal damage, shoplifting, and drug dealing - received suspended sentences and 200 hours of community service.

Featured Image Credit: Bedfordshire Police/ @whitepropertys1/Twitter

Topics: Crime, UK News, Money

Ali Condon
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