Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM 24 Hours in Police Custody: Viewers' fury as man who chased burglars JAILED but ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM 24 Hours in Police Custody: Viewers' fury as man who chased burglars JAILED but ... trends now
Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM 24 Hours in Police Custody: Viewers' fury as man who chased burglars JAILED but ... trends now

Tuesday 29 November 2022 02:27 PM 24 Hours in Police Custody: Viewers' fury as man who chased burglars JAILED but ... trends now

A father-of-two who was jailed for taking the law into his own hands when career criminals attempted to burgle his home has said he 'can't believe' the outpouring of support he has received.

Adam White, 34, was jailed in February for 22 months for causing serious injury by dangerous driving after he ran the would-be burglars off the road while the crooks themselves were spared prison.

His story was told on last night's episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody on Channel 4, prompting fury from viewers who said they were 'completely sickened' by his conviction while Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both 25, received suspend sentences.

Since it was aired, Mr White, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, said he had received 'kind words and heart felt sympathy' from members of the public.

Adam White, who was jailed for 22 months after he took the law into his own hands when he chased two burglars, tweeted following last night's episode

Adam White, who was jailed for 22 months after he took the law into his own hands when he chased two burglars, tweeted following last night's episode

Many said their 'blood was boiling' after watching the episode, prompting Bedfordshire Police to release a statement to explain their role in the case.

A GoFundMe page called 'Give Adam White Justice' has been set up to help his family, raising more than £12,000 in less than 24 hours.

Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both 25, had been armed with a crowbar and bolt cutters when they attempted the burglary in 2019.

They targeted Mr White's home where he was with his wife Lindsay, 34, and their two children, aged 10 and eight.

But when Mr White gave them chase, the would-be burglars sustained serious injuries after being thrown from the stolen motorbike, including a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and broken bones.

Adam White was sentenced to 22 months in prison after being convicted at Luton Crown Court

Adam White was sentenced to 22 months in prison after being convicted at Luton Crown Court

Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both 25, received suspend sentences and 200 hours of community service at the same court

Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both 25, received suspend sentences and 200 hours of community service at the same court

The programme showed the scene of the crash which left the two would-be burglars with serious injuries

The programme showed the scene of the crash which left the two would-be burglars with serious injuries

A GoFundMe page was launched following the episode and has raised more than £12,000

A GoFundMe page was launched following the episode and has raised more than £12,000

While Mr White was handed 22 months in prison at Luton Crown Court, Mr Paul and Mr Benford were given suspended sentences and 200 hours community service

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