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Robber sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being on the run for three years

News   •   Sep 02, 2019 15:46 BST

Luke Cain

We have today (2nd September) welcomed the sentencing of a man following a vicious robbery in Halewood in 2016.

Luke Cain, 29 of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and was sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

The incident happened on 23rd March, 2016 just after 8pm when Cain broke into a property in Halewood. Here he pinned the male occupant to the floor and stabbed him with a kitchen fork. Luckily the victim was able to push him away resulting in Cain leaving the house empty handed.

Blood recovered at the scene was forensically examined and thankfully Cain was identified as the offender, thus beginning his three year manhunt.

On 18th July 2019, Cain was sighted in a taxi at McDonalds in Kensington by an officer patrolling the area. He was detained and taken to custody where he was later charged with the above offence.

Detective Constable Katie Metters said: “I welcome the sentencing Cain has received and hope this gives him the time he needs to reflect on these appalling actions.

“Any crime, but particularly those that involve hurting another person, are completely unacceptable and we will continue doing everything we can to trace offenders and bring them to justice.

“Cain spent three years on the run but thankfully we can now bring closure to his victim, who I sincerely hope can now move on with his life.

“We urge anyone else that has been a victim, to please get in touch either via social media @MerPolCC, by calling 101 or calling 999 in an emergency.”