Wanted brothers from Sheffield in custody after taunting officers on Facebook

Two Sheffield brothers who were wanted by police are finally in custody, having taunted officers on Facebook for failing to track them down.

Saturday, 10th November 2018, 6:47 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 9:14 am
The brothers were wanted by police in connection with a number of offences

Declan and Elliott Bower, aged 23 and 18 respectively, were wanted in connection with a number of offences.

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The brothers were wanted by police in connection with a number of offences

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After police appealed for help to find them, the pair had responded by sharing a new photo of themselves on Facebook and mocking the officers they continued to elude.

But South Yorkshire Police eventually got their men, tweeting today: 'Two men, Declan and Elliott Bower, previously issued as wanted in Sheffield for a number of offences, are now in custody.'

The elder brother was wanted for questioning about an attempted murder, serious assault and driving while disqualified. He has also been recalled to prison.

His younger sibling was wanted in connection with a serious assault, failing to attend court and failing to have a drug assessment.

Police had said the brothers were known to spend most of their time in the Manor, Woodthorpe, Wybourn, Stradbroke and Woodhouse areas of the city.