Fans swoon Yorkshire's 'Fit Felon' as he's jailed at Leeds Crown Court

‘Wouldn’t mind being locked up with him for 21 months!’ Fans swoon as wanted criminal, 37, dubbed the ‘Fit Felon’ is jailed again after a high-speed car chase saw him cause injury to two police officers

  • Jonathan Cahill, 37, of Wakefield, went viral when his mugshot was shared online 
  • The ‘Fit Felon’ was involved in a high-speed car chase where police were injured 
  • Cahill, who has 46 previous convictions, was jailed for just under two years 
  • The dashing criminal will not be released any earlier than May next year
  • A ‘Fit Felon’ who is back behind bars after a dangerous, high-speed car chase has once again attracted an army of online admirers.

    Dashing Jonathan Cahill, 37, of Wakefield, first became an internet sensation earlier this year when police shared the convicted burglar’s mugshot in a bid to track him down after he broke his bail conditions. 

    The post became flooded with messages from swooning fans saying: ‘We are looking for him too.’ 

    Dashing Jonathan Cahill, 37, of Wakefield, attracted an army of online admirers when police shared a mugshot of the convicted burglar. He has now been jailed following a high-speed car chase

    Dashing Jonathan Cahill, 37, of Wakefield, attracted an army of online admirers when police shared a mugshot of the convicted burglar. He has now been jailed following a high-speed car chase

    Now fans have once again got their eyes set on the attractive criminal after he was put back behind bars this week for various driving offences.  

    One person wrote: ‘Shall we book a visit?’ and another joked: ‘Wouldn’t mind being locked up with him for 21 months.’ 

    With another mugshot of Cahill resurfacing online, women have once again set their eyes on the convicted burglar.

    With another mugshot of Cahill resurfacing online, women have once again set their eyes on the convicted burglar. 

    After news of Cahill's prison sentence, fans once again discussed the criminal's looks making tongue-in-cheek comments

    After news of Cahill’s prison sentence, fans once again discussed the criminal’s looks making tongue-in-cheek comments

    Cahill was jailed on Thursday after a dangerous high-speed car chase in April last year which left two police officers injured and caused almost £14,000 worth of damage.

    The attractive criminal was part-way through an eight-year sentence for conspiracy to burgle, but while out on licence he led police in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on a high-speed dangerous pursuit. 

    Leeds Crown Court heard officers on patrol in a marked police car saw a Ford Fiesta drive past them on the wrong side of the road at 4:50am on 16 April last year. 

    Cahill, while out on licence, led police in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on a high-speed dangerous pursuit that left two officers injured. He caused £14,000 worth of damage and was jailed for 21 months

    Cahill, while out on licence, led police in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on a high-speed dangerous pursuit that left two officers injured. He caused £14,000 worth of damage and was jailed for 21 months

    Prosecutor, Jade Edwards said they pursued the Fiesta, which was driven by Cahill and reached speeds of 90mph in a 40mph zone.

    He then drove at almost 70mph when he reached a 30mph residential area, the court was told.

    At one point he pulled a 180-degree handbrake turn in an attempt to ram the police vehicles.  

    He then entered a roundabout at 75 mph and tried to enter the M1 motorway on the wrong side of the road. 

    Police made ‘tactical contact’, colliding with the Fiesta and forcing it to stop, the court heard.

    At Leeds Crown Court (pictured) the 'Fit Felon' pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while banned, failing to provide a breath test or sample of blood for analysis, and having no insurance. (STOCK)

    At Leeds Crown Court (pictured) the ‘Fit Felon’ pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while banned, failing to provide a breath test or sample of blood for analysis, and having no insurance. (STOCK)

    Cahill, of Wakefield, denied dangerous driving and driving while banned, but later changed his pleas to guilty after a trial date had been set.

    He also admitted failing to provide a breath test or a sample of blood for analysis, and having no insurance.

    The court heard Cahill has 46 previous convictions for 131 offences, including 14 for driving while banned, 15 for having no insurance and one for drink driving.

    Jailing Cahill for 21 months, Judge Mushtaq Khokhar told him: ‘There’s a large number of offences related to driving on your record.

    ‘Here we are once again. I’ve seen the footage. You could have lost control and at any stage.

    ‘The crash, whether it was tactical or otherwise, I was certainly frightened by what I saw.’

    The court heard that the earliest Cahill could be released from his current sentence for burglary is May next year.