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Crime'Catch me if you can' motorbike thief jailed for 30 months

‘Catch me if you can’ motorbike thief jailed for 30 months

A Longsight man has been jailed for his part in a host of motorbike thefts across Greater Manchester.

Mark Fay, 29, of Thoresway Road, Longsight, was found guilty yesterday and sentenced to 30 months behind bars.

Whilst he was wanted by police, Fay goaded officers, telling them, “catch me if you can”.

The taunting words were mirrored in the captions of the videos he posted on social media which were found by officers tasked with locating him.

A lengthy investigation was launched and in September, Fay’s goading words became meaningless, as he was caught, arrested, and charged with eight counts of theft of motor vehicle offences and three counts of handling stolen goods.

We will catch you

PC Davies said: “Fay had a clear set-up, he planned the offences carefully. It was a lengthy investigation by the team into a clearly organised spate of thefts.

“This showcases the lengths we take in our investigations – no matter how organised or sophisticated the group or individual may be, we will thoroughly investigate and put offenders away in jail.

“And our message to criminals is we can catch you, we will catch you and we will endeavour to catch all those who threaten the safety of our neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester.”

 

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