One of Lancashire's most wanted men arrested after mocking police on social media

A wanted man from Skelmersdale who taunted police on social media while on the run has been arrested.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 3:53 pm
Updated Friday, 24th September 2021, 3:54 pm

David Holmes, from Skelmersdale, was wanted on suspicion of breaching a restraining order since August 2021.

As part of Operation Hunter - a scheme dedicated to finding individuals trying to evade capture - police launched an appeal to find the 27-year-old on September 22.

Shortly after the appeal was posted, David commented on the appeal and mocked police efforts to track him down.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

"Do your job properly and come find me," he said.

Read More

Read More
Operation Hunter: These are nine of the most wanted people in Lancashire

In response to David's comment, police advised him to do the "right thing and hand [himself] in".

They added: "We have an excellent track record for these sorts of things you see, so we think you'll find that sooner or later we will 'come and find' you."

David Holmes, from Skelmersdale, has been arrested and charged with harassment and breaching a restraining order.

Today (September 24), the force confirmed David had been arrested and charged with harassment and breaching a restraining order.

He was due to appear at court today.

It is thanks to our loyal readers that we can continue to provide the trusted news, analysis and insight that matters to you.

For unlimited access to our unrivalled local reporting, you can take out a subscription HERE and help support the work of our dedicated team of reporters.