Wanted man hands himself in to police for ‘peace and quiet during lockdown’

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A wanted man handed himself in to police rather than spend any more time with the people he was living with during lockdown.

The suspect surrendered to Sussex Police officers because he wanted some "peace and quiet".

Reports say the unidentified man hauled himself off to Burgess Hill police station to face the music.

Inspector Darren Taylor tweeted: "Peace and quiet! Wanted male handed himself in to the team yesterday afternoon after informing us he would rather go back to prison than have to spend more time with the people he was living with!

"One in custody and heading back to prison to serve some further time on his own."

The tweet did not say what crime the wanted man is accused of committing.

Inspector Taylor did say the man was wanted on recall to prison and handed himself in to the station on Wednesday at around 5pm.

One person replying to the officer's tweet said: "Would the court consider sentencing him to home detention with a tag? Seems like it would be a fitting punishment."

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Another joked: "Swapping one prison for another?!"

A study released in October last year revealed that around 53% of people had felt anger towards people they know because of their behaviour amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK is currently in the grip of a third national lockdown.

People in England must stay at home unless they have a "reasonable excuse".

You are not allowed to meet people socially unless you live together or form a support bubble.

Reasonable excuses included shopping for essential, exercise once a day, moving house and working where it is "unreasonable" to work from home.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal the roadmap out of lockdown on Monday, February 22.

  • Police
  • Coronavirus
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