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- Lee Mapstone, 36, is on the run from Wiltshire Police.
- Officers asked for help finding him more than two weeks ago.
- He has posted images from London mocking his “fat” and “lazy” pursuers.
- Mapstone shared images from a police station and a doughnut shop.
A British fugitive has spent more than two weeks mocking police officers online by posting photographs on social media of exactly where he is.
Lee Mapstone, a 36-year-old fleeing charges of robbery and kidnapping, has documented trips around London while remarking on the police’s apparent inability to catch him.
Mapstone has uploaded numerous sets of images to his public profile, including one outside a police station, which he captioned “was going to hand my self in but had change of heart see u later boys.”
Although he has mainly documented his travels around London, Mapstone is originally from south-west England.
Earlier this month, Wiltshire Police issued an appeal for information on him, suggesting that he was most likely to be found in Swindon or Bristol.
Mapstone has previously been convicted of burglary and causing grievous bodily harm, but was released from prison on parole in 2015.
Since then he had been accused of robbery and kidnap, prompting police to start a new search for him.
Mapstone’s Facebook posts, uploaded between November 6 and November 19, show him at a variety of high-profile locations in London, shown on the map below:
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Several of his photographs show large numbers of police officers very close to where he is standing, whom he derides as being “fat” and “lazy” for not arresting him.
Unless the Metropolitan Police officers pictured had been specifically briefed to look out for him, it is unlikely they would have any idea who he was.
Locations Mapstone visited including the police station at Paddington Green, the Met Police’s headquarters at New Scotland Yard, and a shop on Shaftesbury Avenue called Doughnut Time.
He also posted several night-time images from what he described as a “flying visit” back to Swindon.
According to the BBC, Mapstone’s Facebook page was temporarily removed after they reported on it, but it was visible to Business Insider on November 20.
Business Insider has messaged Mapstone’s Facebook page for comment.
A statement provided to Business Insider by Wiltshire Police said: “We always take any intelligence, like the Facebook posts in this case, seriously and act upon them. We are continuing to make enquiries to find this man.”