In the words of another blogger ‘you couldn’t make it up’.
The country’s most financially prolific/successful (depending on your viewpoint) burglar is on the run after he ran off from prison whilst on day release.
Daniel O’Loughlin was jailed for 11 years in 2008 after he and his traveller gang stole Ã‚Â£80 million worth of goodies from stately homes. They are responsible for Britain’s biggest burglary in which they stole Ã‚Â£30 million worth of paintings and valuables from tycoon Harry Hyams‘ Wiltshire home.
O’Loughlin ran off 5 weeks ago whilst on day release from Hatfield Prison in Yorkshire.
The Prison Service said he was “rigorously assessed” before his day out from jail.