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Criminal hides from police under blanket

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 2:12 PMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

Police captured a wanted criminal who tried to hide from them under a blanket.

Derbyshire Police posted photos of the man with a blanket on his head, as he was caught when officers raided a home in Swadlincote on Monday, October 4.

The suspect was spotted by police hiding in a wardrobe, while covering himself with a blanket, after his "big feet gave him away".

The hapless fugitive was arrested on suspicion of carrying out a number of thefts across South Derbyshire.

A post on the Swadlincote Police SNT Facebook page read: "If we can find you hiding in the loft?

"If we will run through garden fences to arrest you?

"Are we not going to look in the cupboard?

"Would we not recognise you hiding under a blanket?"

They continued: "A 36-year-old man has been arrested after being found hiding in the cupboard under a blanket, his big feet gave him away.

"One more charged and remanded for committing thefts in South Derbyshire."


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