£1m conman Michael Phelan on the run
A £1 million conman is being hunted by police after going on the run during his trial.
Michael Phelan was jailed for seven-and-a-half years in his absence after he fled before the verdict was returned at Birmingham Crown Court .
He attended the first day of proceedings but then claimed to be unwell.
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Phelan, from Stourbridge , made a fortune by swindling investors who spent up to £80,000 on the rights to distribute a series of four books, including one called The Strangest Pubs in Britain.
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