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Facebook prisoner still on the run

PUBLISHED: 10:06 04 January 2010 | UPDATED: 09:33 11 May 2010

A FUGITIVE on the run from Suffolk police and banned from Facebook after using it to taunt officers pursuing him has set up another account on the social networking site under a different name.

A FUGITIVE on the run from Suffolk police and banned from Facebook after using it to taunt officers pursuing him has set up another account on the social networking site under a different name.

Craig 'Lazie' Lynch was serving a seven-year prison sentence for aggravated burglary but escaped from Hollesley Bay prison in September.

Since he failed to return to the open prison, he has used his Facebook page to taunt police, mocking them for not finding them, publishing photos of himself on the run and agreeing to attend events in the coming months.

Fan pages dedicated to Lynch have sprung up on the social networking site, gathering a following of more than 40,000 people.

Last Thursday Facebook closed down his personal page, blacklisting the runaway convict, but last night on one of the pages dedicated to him he posted: “Guess whos back,” and “Right guys I'm back.”

The page announced he has set up another page on Facebook, under the name Maximus Justice, to continue his taunts.

On Friday he posted a reference to a video of himself enjoying the London fireworks surrounded by policemen in Westminster, London.

Maximus Justice wrote: “I got a fantastic video to put on. Me in Westminster watchin the London firework display surrounded by thousands of incompetent pigs. I'm even recorded asking police for directions. Now lets get this show back on the road.”

On Saturday he added: “I hate moving it does my head in all the ducking and diving.”

And yesterday his goading continued. He said: “They have been everywhere looking for him. Where does he hide..?”

Another recent post indicated police officers have seized two of his vehicles and “ransacked” his business.

He said: “Police have just towed two of my vehicles away on trucks and ransacked my business. They think it is going to cripple me, the fools. I was going to hand myself in 15 Jan, well not now.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said last night the force was unable to comment on actions they maybe taking to locate Craig Lynch.

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