On-the-run gangster taunts police by posing outside their headquarters after sneaking back into UK on secret helicopter flight

On-the-run gangster taunts police by posing outside their headquarters after sneaking back into UK on secret helicopter flight

By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline

06:34 EDT 17 Jul 2018, updated 10:41 EDT 17 Jul 2018

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• Convicted drug dealer Sam Walker, 34, has secretly re-entered the UK

• He fled to Sierra Leone in May and filmed ‘guide’ to escaping the country

• Now he has produced a video about how he evaded authorities to return

• Walker, who has 100 offences under his belt, also posed outside police station

A fugitive gangster who fled the UK has taunted the law by posing outside a police headquarters after sneaking back into the country on a secret helicopter flight.

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Convicted drug dealer Sam Walker, 34, who last month hit headlines after gloating on camera about his step-by-step guide to escape the country, is now back in the UK after again giving authorities the slip.

Walker, 34, of Liverpool, was last week flown into a field in northern England before being driven away in a waiting car.

He then spent the night in a plush £250-a-night Hilton hotel room, overlooking the headquarters of Merseyside Police, as revealed in another ‘step-by-step’ video put on YouTube on July 15.

Walker, who has more than 100 offences under his belt, is wanted for failing to show up for court for driving without a licence.

He even put a video on Facebook of him tailing police vans that had been searching his flat after arriving home seconds after the officers had left.

‘Catch me if you can’: Fugitive taunts cops outside police HQ

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Fugitive Sam Walker has returned to the UK and has posed in front of Cheshire Police station, pictured, taunting officers at their failure to catch him

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<img id=”i-f20e70787ffe9bd9″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E5708A400000578-5961913-image-a-49_1531823267518.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”537″ alt=”He laughed on camera as she showed a police car with its blue lights on coming out of the station while he was just yards away”/>

He laughed on camera as she showed a police car with its blue lights on coming out of the station while he was just yards away

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<img id=”i-8c2bcce92202f787″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E56F0AF00000578-5961913-image-a-32_1531822149779.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”727″ alt=”The convicted drug dealer has posted this picture of himself enjoying a night out on July 15 although it is not clear where it was taken”/>

The convicted drug dealer has posted this picture of himself enjoying a night out on July 15 although it is not clear where it was taken

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<img id=”i-58e42614ce732b1d” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E57089300000578-5961913-image-m-53_1531823549425.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”537″ alt=”His new step-by-step video shows how he left Africa for Italy across the Mediterranean via speedboat”/>

His new step-by-step video shows how he left Africa for Italy across the Mediterranean via speedboat

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<img id=”i-2ebd53149960a63e” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E57088B00000578-5961913-image-a-54_1531823558020.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”537″ alt=”He then took a boat to Portugal after flying to Barcelona”/>

He then took a boat to Portugal after flying to Barcelona

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<img id=”i-823f27170fc3ca5d” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/15/4E57086D00000578-5961913-Walker_pictured_in_a_helicopter_as_he_returned_to_England-a-5_1531838491644.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”545″ alt=”Walker pictured in a helicopter as he returned to England”/>

Walker pictured in a helicopter as he returned to England

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Walker filmed the landing in north England, pictured

And the 34-year-old, who has ratcheted up more than 100 crimes and once threatened to end the career of Chelsea ace Ross Barkley, bragged on camera: ‘What would they do if they knew I was here?’

He was jailed in 2008 for his part in a heroin and crack gang who were caught with £12million of drugs which was seized alongside luxury cars and jewellery, with Walker said to be earning up to £2,500 per day.

Walker also has a number of driving convictions for offences including speeding and failing to tell the authorities the identity of a driver, while he has also been convicted of possessing counterfeit currency.

Last year he was arrested by armed police at Manchester Airport trying to board a flight to Dubai over a bar brawl in which he allegedly committed GBH.

Walker embarked on an epic journey back to the UK from Sierra Leone, where he is considered a ‘hero’ by locals for charity work while he was praised for paying for rough sleepers to stay at a hotel in Liverpool.

The crook told pals on Facebook: ‘Here’s the vid of me coming back from Sierra Leone when police said they would arrest me on way back in.

Fugitive gangster follows police vans after they raided his flat

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‘Police kicked my door in again last night lookin (sic) for me to put me back in jail so how about this then Cheshire an (sic) Merseyside police, you tried to prevent me from going to Africa to help them people by putting false charges on me and you said publicly that you would arrest me on my way back to the UK from the Sierra Leone in Africa.

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‘That’s why I’ve done this. Sorry fellas but you didn’t stand a chance. Keep kicking my apartment door in and I will keep up loading videos showing how s*** you really are as a police force and government.’

The grinning gangster also parked outside Cheshire Police HQ, laughing on camera: ‘Catch me if you can.’

Friends say the runaway knows he has made himself a bigger target by embarrassing police – but he was determined to sneak back to see his son.

One friend said: ‘Sam made a step-by-step guide on how to get out of the UK if you’re wanted by police, so he thought it was only right to do another video on how to get back in.

‘The police said they would arrest him coming back into the UK but there was no way that was going to happen.

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<img id=”i-3fc7851b226cb18d” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E571B1200000578-5961913-image-a-75_1531824120178.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”556″ alt=”This map shows the route Walker took to return to the UK via what appears to have been a holiday in Dubai”/>

This map shows the route Walker took to return to the UK via what appears to have been a holiday in Dubai

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<img id=”i-569be844e5c5933″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E56F04300000578-5961913-image-a-38_1531822294960.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”783″ alt=”Walker is no stranger to the high life, posting this picture outside Atlantis The Palm in Dubai in July 2017 “/>

Walker is no stranger to the high life, posting this picture outside Atlantis The Palm in Dubai in July 2017 

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<img id=”i-29f401d9765abfab” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/15/4E56F0AB00000578-5961913-Walker_pictured_in_a_helicopter_on_his_return_to_the_UK-a-4_1531838491624.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”545″ alt=”Walker pictured in a helicopter on his return to the UK”/>

Walker pictured in a helicopter on his return to the UK

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<img id=”i-52dfb55f9f873e77″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E56F04C00000578-5961913-image-a-37_1531822277461.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”545″ alt=”Walker pictured in Sierra Leone”/>

Walker pictured in Sierra Leone

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<img id=”i-bd94cc1e728d19b0″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/10/4E5586C000000578-5961913-image-a-25_1531819280259.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”476″ alt=”Reports suggest he is viewed as a ‘hero’ in Sierra Leone because he has helped with access to clean water. This picture was posted to Instagram in May “/>

Reports suggest he is viewed as a ‘hero’ in Sierra Leone because he has helped with access to clean water. This picture was posted to Instagram in May 

‘He got off the helicopter, straight into a car and was gone. There were no stops, no checks, nothing.

‘He could have been a terrorist. It was so easy.’

In his second step-by-step video Walker showed how he dodged officials across Europe on his way back to Britain.

He came out of hiding in Sierra Leone at the end of June and crossed the border to neighbouring Guinea to charter a plane to Dubai, where he raced super cars and enjoyed lavish parties during early July.

Walker then flew to north Africa, before filming himself taking a speedboat across the Mediterranean to Italy.

A clip shows the fugitive in a life jacket on the boat with the caption: ‘Step 1, hire a speedboat after a stop off in Dubai.’

Next he flew to Barcelona, hitched a lift to Portugal on a ship and crossed the country to north west Spain, where his helicopter was waiting.

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<img id=”i-5c9cfcd83aa88f28″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/10/4E55878700000578-5961913-image-m-29_1531819384587.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”512″ alt=”Sam Walker claims he is not guilty and police are trying to frame him”/>

Sam Walker claims he is not guilty and police are trying to frame him

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<img id=”i-8ae29b61a2aedb81″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/15/4E55878F00000578-5961913-Walker_pictured_in_Sierra_Leone_in_one_of_a_number_of_pictures_h-a-1_1531838491556.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”512″ alt=”Walker pictured in Sierra Leone in one of a number of pictures he has taunted police with”/>

Walker pictured in Sierra Leone in one of a number of pictures he has taunted police with

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<img id=”i-9aa9ea7fffac583a” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/15/4E55877800000578-5961913-But_Walker_has_constantly_taunted_police_on_social_media_with_gr-a-6_1531838491718.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”400″ alt=”But Walker has constantly taunted police on social media with grinning pictures posed up in Africa. This picture is from his ‘escape video’ posted on Instagram in late May”/>

But Walker has constantly taunted police on social media with grinning pictures posed up in Africa. This picture is from his ‘escape video’ posted on Instagram in late May

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<img id=”i-de4830375cba84a3″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/11/4E56F0BD00000578-5961913-image-m-43_1531822881053.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”478″ alt=”Walker has also posed up in lavish hotel rooms showing off luxury surroundings”/>

Walker has also posed up in lavish hotel rooms showing off luxury surroundings

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<img id=”i-ec5be85e54c1e8f4″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/15/4E56F0C100000578-5961913-Walker_pictured_posing_for_a_selfie_in_what_appears_to_be_a_hote-a-3_1531838491583.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”478″ alt=”Walker pictured posing for a selfie in what appears to be a hotel room”/>

Walker pictured posing for a selfie in what appears to be a hotel room

He is shown in a second boat claiming to have fitted ‘fresh water in the slums’ in a video called: ‘After a stop off in Italy and Barca. Boat to Portugal [sic].’

In his final stretch, the lout took an 11-hour flight from Spain – with a stop in France – before landing at a remote airfield in northern England unchallenged by officials.

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WALKER’S ROUTE BACK TO THE UK 

Walker took the following route to return to the UK:

• Crossed border from Sierra Leone to Guinea

• Chartered a plane to Dubai

• Took another plane to north Africa

• Crossed Mediterranean on speedboat to Italy

• Took a flight to Barcelona

• Boarded boat to Portugal

• Crossed border to north-west Spain

• Took helicopter to France

• Continued to north England on helicopter 

A clip shows wanted Walker in a helicopter flying over UK roads with the caption: ‘Get back into the UK in the helicopter.’

He then films an apparent near-miss with an alarm going off in the chopper and writes: ‘Nearly crashed on landing but am ok.’

Walker then films himself from his hotel room, saying: ‘Booked into the Hilton last night, opened my window and see that I’m opposite the police headquarters.’

He then appears to show he has been driving round in a £200,000 white Lamborghini by showing the supercar being revved.

Walker proves he was back in the country by filming himself with a newspaper, clearly dated July 4, 2018.

He also parked up outside a Cheshire police HQ, in Winsford, and filmed: ‘How to get back into the UK when police say they will nick you and put you straight in jail as soon as you get back.’

He laughs as patrol cars with blue lights pull out of the station and challenges: ‘Cheshire Police, Merseyside Police, catch me if you can.’

Walker also posted video of him tailing officers who had raided his apartment on Saturday morning.

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<img id=”i-237bfaa899cee9b9″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/10/4E5586B600000578-5961913-image-a-27_1531819324625.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”406″ alt=”Last month he posted a step-by-step video of how to flee to the country without being caught”/>

Last month he posted a step-by-step video of how to flee to the country without being caught

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<img id=”i-a8677e6caac9e9a1″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/10/4E5587B100000578-5961913-image-a-31_1531820847230.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”408″ alt=”He has also posted pictures of his charity work, including piles of water, medicine and food he has donated to people in Sierra Leone”/>

He has also posted pictures of his charity work, including piles of water, medicine and food he has donated to people in Sierra Leone

He wrote on Facebook: ‘So 5 police vans come to raid my apartment at 1am thinking I would be there.

‘Unlucky for you I turned up as you were leaving so decided to follow you and record you.’

The prolific crook left officers red-faced when he posted a blow-by-blow account of how to flee Britain in June despite being wanted for failing to appear in court over alleged driving offences,

HOW WALKER ESCAPED THE UK 

In his previous escape, Walker took the following route:

• Flew to Belgium from the UK on private jet

• Took a plane to Barcelona 

• Hitchhikes to southern Spain

• Took a boat to Morocco 

• Drove through Africa to the west coast

• Took a boat to Sierra Leone

Walker – whose grandfather was from Sierra Leone – claims he fled because the court case clashed with a shipment of charity donations to the African country he had arranged.

He also repeatedly claims police have ‘tried to frame’ him.

Walker’s original step-by-step guide to leaving the UK showed him flying in a private plane to Barcelona, before hitching a ‘little 14-hour boat trip’ to Morocco.

He was then driven across Africa for three days – across the Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal – to Guinea before taking another boat to Sierra Leone.

Walker has been in and out of prison since his teenage years and made front page headlines when he publicly threatened former Everton star Barkley.

The sinister Twitter message, sparked in a row over an ex-girlfriend of the footballer, said: ‘Inbox me a number for you, ya little rat!

‘You know wot this is about so don’t play stupid or your footie career will come to an end!’

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<img id=”i-f8015d034f65ea20″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/10/4E55876F00000578-5961913-image-a-28_1531819330621.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”591″ alt=”This map shows how Walker escaped the UK last month and the route he took to Sierra Leone”/>

This map shows how Walker escaped the UK last month and the route he took to Sierra Leone

It is understood he plans to flee back to Sierra Leone where he is hailed as a hero for his charity efforts.

Cheshire Police said: ‘Inquiries into Sam Walker’s whereabouts have been ongoing since he failed to appear to appear at Chester Magistrates Court on April 20 in relation to a disqualified driving offence

‘Police would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to his whereabouts to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

‘We are aware of the social media posts and are reviewing them.’

A Home Office spokesperson said: ‘It is a matter for the police which cases they refer to Border Force for potential action.

‘Border Force carries out detailed risk assessments and our officers physically meet any flight considered to be high risk.

‘We also carry out regular visits to airfields around the UK to conduct checks on lower risk traffic and to maintain relationships with the aviation community.’

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