POPULAR police TV show 24 hours in police custody returned to our screens this week, and left the public talking about one person in particular.
Adam White was one of the men involved in an incident involving three vehicles captured on the show. But who is Adam White? Why did he go to prison and what has he said?
Who is Adam White?
Adam White is an electrician from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. He appeared on the Channel 4 show, 24 hours in police custody.
The episode, titled 'Two Wrongs', tells the story of an incident that took place in 2019.
Why did Adam White go to prison?
White spotted two men attempting to break into his house on a home surveillance system, whilst he was indoors with his wife and two children.
As the two burglars made their escape on motorbikes, White proceeded to pursue them in his car.
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White lost control of his car after misjudging a corner, a collided with the two assailants, who were not wearing helmets.
The burglars, Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul, both sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Despite his protests, White was arrested, and eventually sentenced to 22 months in prison for causing injury by dangerous driving after being found guilty by a jury.
Benford and Paul both pleaded guilty and were both given a suspended sentence, as well as 200 hours of community service.
The CPS believed with the sentence that they would be setting a precedent, in order to prevent further acts of vigilantism.
What did Adam White say?
White maintained his innocence, regretting the injury caused to the men, but claimed that he had done nothing wrong.
He said on the show: "I still consider myself a victim. Yes, I took the law into my own hands.
"I feel bad these guys got hurt but I don't believe it was my fault."
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Bedfordshire Police, who arrested White as Benford and Paul were taken to hospital, said that the incident was a reminder that people should wait for the authorities.
They said: "This episode is an important reminder that people must not take the law into their own hands.
"Such actions can have enormous consequences."
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