Wanted Brighton man tells police ‘I’m not hiding’

Harry Avis is wanted by police (Photograph: Sussex Police)
Harry Avis is wanted by police (Photograph: Sussex Police)

A wanted Brighton man has taunted police on Facebook, but the force told him ‘see you soon’.

This week police offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted man Harry Avis.

The exchange on Facebook

The exchange on Facebook

Police said Avis, 20, is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

After sharing the appeal on Facebook yesterday (November 29), Avis wrote on Sussex Police’s post: “I’m not hiding! You just ain’t looking good enough.”

The Sussex Police account replied saying: “Hi Harry. So good to hear from you. Hope you are well. We’re good at hide and seek. We’ve played this game before. Fear not, we have the eyes and ears of our lovely Facebook followers who I’m sure will step in to help us.”

Avis said: “Sussex Police don’t look like they will or you would have me in your custody wouldn’t you.”

The force responded: “Hi Harry, we think the incentive will work a treat and we will wait patiently for it to pay off. See you soon.”

Avis is described as white, 5’ 10”, thin with brown hair and blue eyes.

Detective Inspector Ian Still said: “We are offering the reward for information which leads to the arrest of Harry Avis. We want to hear from anyone who knows where he is or has any information about his whereabouts.”

Anyone with information should contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 322 of 29/11.