In Great Britain,Wayne Esmonde, 35, is a bit put out. The fugitive is beside himself over the mugshot being posted in the search. The picture is distinctly “unflattering” in his view and he has asked that it be discarded by police.
The image on Facebook shows Esmonde staring intently into the cabin with that a rather crazed look. The South Wales Police put the photo on its Facebook site and soon received a terse response:
“I am him. Not a very flattering mugshot. I’d appreciate it if you’d take this post down. Innocent until proven guilty and all that. I’ve spoken to my solicitor and they will advise me what to do next. Thanks.”
My assumption is that Esmonde, who is wanted for assault, knew that the police would not be particularly solicitous even if contacted by his solicitor. They can however offer a more becoming processing photo at his entry into his correctional unit.