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Gangster who mocked police on social media managed to get bail and is on the run AGAIN

Sam Walker became notorious for being a fugitive after he mocked the authorities on social media by saying: 'Catch me if you can'
UPDATED MAR 25, 2020
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(Source:Getty Images)

Sam Walker became notorious for being a fugitive and mocking the authorities on social media by saying: "Catch me if you can." After that, the convicted drug dealer seemed like he had dug himself a nice little hole by getting arrested. Shockingly, however, the man was released on bail after everything he had done and on August 1, the 35-year-old convict almost flipped the bird to the police after they didn't show up to the court for his trial. Walker managed to flee for the second time and is now a ghost.

As the investigation into why the magistrates involved would ever grant bail to a man who has a history of fleeing at a moments notice, Walker spoke to the Daily Mail and said: "I’m not going to go to court to go straight back into a prison cell. They’re going to have to get me before that happens. There’s no way I’m handing myself in." In a recent video that he posted on Facebook, Walker looks like he has a bruised eye and alleges that the police beat him up after he was arrested.

The entire chain of events started in May when Walker did not appear in a court in Cheshire to discuss the most minor charge he had - driving while disqualified. The man has more than a 100 convictions to his name and just doesn't seem to care for the law at all. It was for this hearing that he started taunting and mocking the police while sitting in West Africa. He even took a video titled "How to get out of the UK when you're wanted by police" and posted that on social media.

Police officers, naturally, were quite furious at this. The video is reported to have shown Walker, who had been afraid that he would be sent back to jail, making use of private jets and also hitching a ride on a cargo ship in what he made to look like an adventurous journey all the way to Sierra Leone 5,000 miles away. The biggest lie he said was that it was all for charity work. Then, just as the Cheshire Police said that they were going to investigate the fact that Walker never made it to the court for his hearing, he quietly snuck back into the country.

The drug-dealing gangster, who is a big fan of publicity and who had been a regular in prisons since he was a teen, made a video of himself going across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa using private jets, helicopters, and speedboats. He then claimed that he took the winding route so that he could avoid all the checks at the borders. Walker was spotted landing in the country by helicopter in a field that is in northern England. He was then seen driving away in a waiting car and spending the night at a Hilton hotel where his room had a view of the Merseyside Police headquarters. He then filmed himself boasting: "What would they do if they knew I was here?" Walker also filmed himself in a car that was parked opposite the Cheshire Police headquarters in Winsford laughing on camera and saying: "Catch me if you can." 

On July 22, the authorities finally thought that they had caught Walker in Cronton, Merseyside but only two days later, the magistrates in Chester granted him bail when he appeared in court. He was due to appear in court again on August 1 but did not show up as usual. This time, however, he sent a doctor's note to his attorney saying that was "unfit for work/court". The prosecutor, Tammy Mitchell, then suggested in the court that the note had been faked. She told the magistrates present: "Look at the ink. The ink of '/court' is different to the ink of the doctor’s signature."

The court then made a ruling that the note was unacceptable and yet another warrant was made for Walker's capture. Walker's attorney, David Woods, claimed that his client had spoken to him on July 31 to tell him that he wasn't feeling well. He said that Walker, who was supposed to be in court to enter pleas for the charges of driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance, obstructing a police officer, and failing to attend bail, had been attacked by the police while in custody just before he had to appear in court the last time and has since suffered from facial injuries.

Walker himself stressed at a later time: "The sick note is genuine. I went to the doctors for injuries sustained by the police when they arrested me. I took the note from my GP and got someone to take it to my solicitor." He then said that he would be going back to Sierra Leone so that he could continue doing his charity work "soon". A spokesperson for the Cheshire Police said: "We are aware a warrant has been issued for his arrest and our inquiries are ongoing."