Dad Jailed for 22 Months after Tackling Burglars while they Escaped Prison Sentences Thanks Public for Support

A father-of-two who has been jailed for 22 months for tackling burglars while they escape prison sentences has thanked the public for their support.


Adam White has been put behind bars for chasing two burglars who were targeting his home where his wife and children were.

A new episode of Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody shared Adam’s story.

The 34-year-old chased the would-be burglars in his car as they tried to escape on a stolen motorbike which they took from White’s home.

White was then charged and sentenced to 22 months in prison for causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The two men received suspended sentence and community service.

Both of the two 25-year-old’s who stole from White, Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, had a history of various convictions including theft, reckless driving, criminal damage, drug dealing and shoplifting.

After his episode aired, White has received tremendous support from the public.

He wrote on Twitter:

“Thank you to everyone for your kind words and heart felt sympathy we have been through an awful lot, it was hard seeing this on TV and with all the messages I’ve received has been amazing and very emotional I honestly can’t believe the public is behind me.”

“This is unreal the support from everyone,” he continued. “My wife has just told me some people have set up a GoFundMe, and it honestly breaks my heart. Thank you, everyone from the bottom of my heart, I’m lost for words.”

Watch a clip of the TV show below:

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