Cocky most-wanted criminal told police to ‘come and find me'. So they did.

David Holmes taunted Lancashire Police on Twitter, baiting them to ‘come and get me’. So they did. (Twitter)

A 'most wanted' criminal was caught by a police force after taunting them on social media to 'come and find me'.

David Holmes, 27, was included in a nine-person list published by Lancashire Police, and decided to bait the force by writing on Facebook: “Do your job properly and come find me”.

“Hi David, we would advise you to do the right thing and hand yourself in,” the force replied. “We have an excellent track record for these sorts of things you see, so we think you'll find that sooner or later we'll 'come and find' you.”

And they did.

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In a statement, Lancashire Police said: “Following our previous appeal two wanted men have been arrested.

“David Holmes, 27 from Skelmersdale has been charged with harassment and breaching a restraining order, and is due to appear at court today.

“And Ian Humphreys, 35, from Lytham, who was wanted on suspicion of breaching a non-molestation order handed himself in at Blackpool Police Station yesterday.”

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Both men were wanted as part of Operation Hunter, which launched in July targeting Lancashire's most wanted individuals.

The statement added: “That's two down, seven to go of this week's most wanted faces.”

Holmes' humiliation was further added to when the original Facebook comment, and subsequent responses, were screenshot and put on Lancashire Police's Facebook page with yet another jibe at his expense.

“You might remember from our recent Op Hunter post, that David thought it wise to pop us a comment on, after seeing his face on our 'Most Wanted' list,” read the post.

“The moral of this story is that it's probably not a wise move. We are after all, the police.”

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