'Most wanted' fugitive Michael Easy jailed for attack on woman in Southampton

Daily Echo: Michael Easy Michael Easy

HE WAS the brazen thug who taunted police on Facebook as he became Southampton’s most wanted man.

Despite trying to evade hundreds of police officers after a knife attack on a teenager, Michael Easy still found time to update his Facebook page.

As the nationwide manhunt went on for several weeks, the fugitive continued to mock officers, uploading photographs of himself in “disguise” wearing a tacky platinum wig and pink Dame Edna Everage-style glasses and changing his name to Michelle.

But today the violent dad-ofone is behind bars and will be spending Christmas in jail for his latest terrifying attack on a woman. The serial offender has been jailed for 15 months after kicking and slapping a woman at a party.

Violence flared when Toni Lee Dumper was partying in Alma Road, Southampton, on May 24 when Easy gate-crashed with another man and demanded that she tell him the whereabouts of her sister – an ex-girlfriend.

The prosecution had claimed Easy then produced a knife and caused a small cut to her neck, struck her across the face and then kicked her.

Easy, of no fixed address, was convicted of causing actual bodily harm but was acquitted of possessing a knife.

Said to have two previous weapon-related convictions and six for attacks on previous girlfriends or partners, Easy admitted he had slapped her but denied having a knife.

Speaking about his problems with anger, Easy said: “I have tried in every situation to keep out of trouble. I am 28 and I have a 14-year-old kid. I never had a knife and I don’t know how she got cut.”

Passing sentence, Judge Gary Burrell QC told Easy: “The injuries themselves were trivial.

“Nevertheless you have a bad history for violence, and if you continue in this way you will end up with longer and longer sentences in prison, and you will be considered a danger to the public.”

The judge also banned him for contacting Miss Dumper for five years.

He added: “I bear in mind you want to deal with your problem and you admitted the offences during the course of the evidence.”

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10:40am Mon 23 Dec 13

solomum says...

28 with a 14 year old child? So when he was still a vulnerable child himself, he was fathering a child. Where are his parents in all this?
28 with a 14 year old child? So when he was still a vulnerable child himself, he was fathering a child. Where are his parents in all this? solomum

10:45am Mon 23 Dec 13

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

with his wig fetish ,he should have a nice time in jail , hope they have some heels for him to wear too.
with his wig fetish ,he should have a nice time in jail , hope they have some heels for him to wear too. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

11:19am Mon 23 Dec 13

freakout says...

vile man
vile man freakout

11:21am Mon 23 Dec 13

camerajuan says...

I don't think looking at anyone's parents can be a valid excuse for their actions. Plenty of people have grown up without one or both parents and turned out absolutely fine. This guy is just a twisted idiot who deserves to be decimated in prison. From what I understand, the child abusers are the worst treated by other inmates and then its the rapists. Here's hoping that's true and he experiences all that the career criminals have to give.
I don't think looking at anyone's parents can be a valid excuse for their actions. Plenty of people have grown up without one or both parents and turned out absolutely fine. This guy is just a twisted idiot who deserves to be decimated in prison. From what I understand, the child abusers are the worst treated by other inmates and then its the rapists. Here's hoping that's true and he experiences all that the career criminals have to give. camerajuan

11:25am Mon 23 Dec 13

Dasal says...

freakout wrote:
vile man
Please don't associate him with my gender!!
No "man" would inflict this on anybody, let alone a female.
[quote][p][bold]freakout[/bold] wrote: vile man[/p][/quote]Please don't associate him with my gender!! No "man" would inflict this on anybody, let alone a female. Dasal

11:25am Mon 23 Dec 13

camerajuan says...

camerajuan wrote:
I don't think looking at anyone's parents can be a valid excuse for their actions. Plenty of people have grown up without one or both parents and turned out absolutely fine. This guy is just a twisted idiot who deserves to be decimated in prison. From what I understand, the child abusers are the worst treated by other inmates and then its the rapists. Here's hoping that's true and he experiences all that the career criminals have to give.
Additional - I get he's not a rapist, just hope he gets terrorised for what he did.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: I don't think looking at anyone's parents can be a valid excuse for their actions. Plenty of people have grown up without one or both parents and turned out absolutely fine. This guy is just a twisted idiot who deserves to be decimated in prison. From what I understand, the child abusers are the worst treated by other inmates and then its the rapists. Here's hoping that's true and he experiences all that the career criminals have to give.[/p][/quote]Additional - I get he's not a rapist, just hope he gets terrorised for what he did. camerajuan

1:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

jen1 says...

He should just be dropped straight into a very deep hole and forgotten about
He should just be dropped straight into a very deep hole and forgotten about jen1

2:18pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Georgethepie says...

Is the judge an idiot. He's obviously had problems with his temper for years and obviously isn't getting to grips with it. The answer offer up another soft sentence. This scum bag just sees woman as property to use and abuse and I can't see that changing anytime soon. Women be warned you certainly can't trust the laws of the land to deal with this man so should you have the misfortune of meeting this rat in future years expect much of the same.
Dirty violent little scum bag.
Is the judge an idiot. He's obviously had problems with his temper for years and obviously isn't getting to grips with it. The answer offer up another soft sentence. This scum bag just sees woman as property to use and abuse and I can't see that changing anytime soon. Women be warned you certainly can't trust the laws of the land to deal with this man so should you have the misfortune of meeting this rat in future years expect much of the same. Dirty violent little scum bag. Georgethepie

3:46pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Huey says...

Easy Dumper
Easy Dumper Huey

4:06pm Mon 23 Dec 13

thesouth says...

He added: “I bear in mind you want to deal with your problem and you admitted the offences during the course of the evidence.”

....WTF??????
He added: “I bear in mind you want to deal with your problem and you admitted the offences during the course of the evidence.” ....WTF?????? thesouth

4:16pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Inform Al says...

Cannot see Toni for 5 years and he will probably be out for Easter. That should give her real peace of mind, especially as she has no wish to see him. Just where do they get these idiot judges from?
Cannot see Toni for 5 years and he will probably be out for Easter. That should give her real peace of mind, especially as she has no wish to see him. Just where do they get these idiot judges from? Inform Al

9:52am Tue 24 Dec 13

hulla baloo says...

''...... and you will be considered a danger to the public.”
WTF, as if with his history he is not already?
''...... and you will be considered a danger to the public.” WTF, as if with his history he is not already? hulla baloo

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