Wanted man arrested in Leeds after posting his own police appeal on Facebook

The man posted about his own wanted appeal on social media.
The man posted about his own wanted appeal on social media.
0
Have your say

A man wanted for assault was tracked down and arrested in Leeds after posting his own wanted appeal on Facebook.

Brett Painter, 25, formally of Hessle Road, Hull, had failed to show up to Hull Magistrates Court and was wanted by police.

-> Notorious Leeds gangster Dennis Slade says he is ready to turn his back on life of crime

Humberside Police said Painter posting about his own appeal on social media helped them to find him.

Painter has now been sentenced to a twelve month Community Order and must complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay £300 in costs and £75 compensation.

-> Topless man arrested by armed police during firearms operation in Seacroft, Leeds