Wanted man caught after police find his secret hiding place
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A wanted criminal was arrested after police found him hiding in a loft space behind a chest of drawers.
Magistrates issued a warrant for Michael Wilson’s arrest after he failed to comply with the requirements of a post-custodial sentence.
The 48-year-old - who has over 150 convictions on his record - was jailed for 30 weeks in August 2022 after he admitted possessing Class B drugs and handling stolen goods.
He was released on licence mid-way through his sentence and told to attend appointments with both probation and drugs support workers.
However he frequently missed appointments and a warrant for his arrest was issued by magistrates on 8 August.
He was arrested on Tuesday (15 August) after Gedling Operation Reacher officers searched Wilson's address in Labray Road, Calverton, and found him hiding in a loft space behind a wooden chest of drawers.
He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (16 August 2023) and was jailed for 14 days for failing to meet a supervision requirement.
Sergeant James Carrington, of the Gedling Operation Reacher team, said: “Failing to comply with sentencing requirements is a serious matter and will not be tolerated.
"Wilson’s efforts to avoid arrest failed miserably and we are pleased to have returned him to the courts to face the consequences of his actions.
"This is a great example of the tenacity of my team even when individuals do their best to evade us. We will always go the extra mile to capture these people and put them before the courts."