Brighton man who ‘taunted’ police on social media arrested

Harry Avis has been arrested, police said (Photograph: Sussex Police)
Harry Avis has been arrested, police said (Photograph: Sussex Police)

Sussex Police said a wanted man who boasted on social media that they couldn’t catch him has been arrested.

Harry Avis, 20, who was wanted on recall to prison, was arrested in Findon Road, Brighton, shortly before 1pm on Thursday (December 6), police said.

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When Sussex Police shared an appeal on its Facebook last week (November 29), Avis wrote on the post: “I’m not hiding! You just ain’t looking good enough.”

After a brief exchange, Sussex Police responded: “See you soon.”

Officers said a 19-year-old woman from Brighton was arrested at the same time on suspicion of obstructing or resisting a constable in execution of duty. She remained in custody on Thursday afternoon.