A ‘hot’ criminal who stole hearts when his mugshot was released by police has been caught and is no longer on the run, disappointing many admirers.
The search has been called off for Jonathan Cahill, 37, who officers wanted to speak to about breaching the terms of his licence as he has been located by police and is in custody.
When his photo was issued, thousands of woman and a number of men made it clear that, because of the criminal’s good looks, they too would like to find Cahill.
His rugged features proved to be somewhat counterproductive if he wished to keep a low profile however.
While being sought by police, his picture was shared online thousands of times and seen by tens of thousands of people across the UK, making him one of the country’s most recognisable felons.
It seemed that women across the UK were on the lookout for the wanted man, reported Yorkshire Live.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “An appeal was previously circulated in relation to Jonathan Cahill, 37, who was wanted on recall to prison.
“He has now been arrested and is in custody.”
One admirer said: “The largest search party ever can now be disbanded.”
Commenting on Cahill being apprehended, one woman said: “Probably for his own safety.
“I can see him sprinting into the station with a mob of women behind him offering him ‘amnesty’ and him begging to be locked up to save his last pair of prison-issue grey sweatpants from being torn off. Poor guy!”
Another said: “He’s Yorkshire’s answer to Jeremy Meeks!! He’ll be modelling for Littlewoods catalogue soon!”
American Jeremy Meeks was described as the world’s most attractive criminal won a modelling contract when he was released from prison in 2016, having been jailed for 27 months in February 2015 for gun possession.
On seeing Cahill’s photograph, one gentleman tagged his friends and advised them to prepare to make a citizen’s arrest.”
Not everybody was impressed by the tongue-in-cheek comments, however.
“Crazy, isn’t it? How we all seem to forget this man is a criminal and joke around because he looks a little better than most criminals just remember there are families and children that have worked hard for him to steal from.”