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Attempted murderer Michael Swansborough, 31, is ‘wanted in connection with being recalled to prison’, but appeared to pop up on Facebook to brazenly respond to a social media post from Kent Police.
Sharing Swansborough’s mugshot, the force said: “Michael Swansborough is wanted in connection with being recalled to prison.
“If you know where he is, call 101 quoting 46/8715/22. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form available here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”
According to the Daily Star, an account bearing Swansborough’s name commented underneath, saying: “What a handsome guy.”
The message also reportedly contained a laughing face emoji.
The news outlet reports that the comment received several hundred likes – and that ‘Swansborough’ even took the time to like comments from others.
He also changed his profile picture to an image of the Gingerbread Man, a children’s nursery rhyme character who is famous for being uncatchable.
While the activity on the post appears to have now disappeared, comments from others remain.
One social media user wrote: “Hahaha he's loving everyone's comments. He's got some bottle.”
Someone else said: “Read the comments. The guy’s commented on it.”
A third added: “The geeza is liking everyone’s comments.”
A fourth also said in disbelief: “Jeez … he is liking these comments.”
Swansborough is being sought by police in connection with being recalled to prison, having received an indeterminate jail term back in 2009 for the attempted murder of 19-year-old Lloyd Dawson-Smith.
Swansborough, along with accomplice Trevor Moore, had stabbed Dawson-Smith in the back, shoulder and lung in October 2008.
They had tracked him down to his address following an altercation on a night out.
Swansborough, who was 19 at the time, had drunk 25 pints of beer and cider, and had also taken as much as 2.5g of cocaine.
According to the Daily Mail, Swansborough has also taunted police officers in a recent Instagram Live stream, in which he said he wanted to do a ‘real-life’ version of TV series Hunted, which sees contestants go on the run to escape a team of private investigators.
Featured Image Credit: Kent Police
Topics: UK News
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