Britain’s most prolific crook is sent back to jail yet again… for his 669th offence


Britain’s most prolific crook is sent back to jail yet again… for his 669th offence

  • Patrick Ryan, 64, has cost the taxpayer an estimated £3million so far
  • Ryan was previously jailed in June 2018 for 18 months after drunkenly urinating on a bus, exposing himself to passengers and groping a woman
  • His criminal record so long that it takes up more than 100 pages and police are warned not to print it out because it wastes so much paper

Britain’s most prolific criminal is back in jail after being convicted of his 669th offence.

Patrick Ryan, 64, has cost the taxpayer an estimated £3million during his 50-year career in crime.

He was jailed for 16 weeks at Preston Magistrates’ Court after breaching his most recent supervision order by failing to attend his probation appointments.

Career criminal Patrick Ryan. A man dubbed Britain’s most prolific criminal after racking up more than 500 offences, was jailed again after flouting his sexual offender notification

Ryan, from Accrington, Lancashire, was previously jailed in June 2018 for 18 months after drunkenly urinating on a bus, exposing himself to passengers and groping a woman.

He was allowed to serve half of that sentence on licence before being supervised.

An alcoholic who started drinking aged 13, Ryan has served various prison sentences for petty dishonesty and fraud offences, including theft.

His criminal record so long that it takes up more than 100 pages and police are warned not to print it out because it wastes so much paper.

JPs said Ryan had a flagrant disregard for court orders and the offence was aggravated by his record.

He even acquired the nickname ‘Rogue n’ Nosh’ for his tendency to eat at curry houses and then flee without paying.

 

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