DO YOU KNOW THESE MEN? Met releases details of eight men they want to locate
As part of the Met’s response to tackling violent, drug and other priority crime, details of a number of individuals they particularly want to locate have been released. These individuals are wanted in connection to (unrelated) violent crimes including very serious assaults.
Detective Superintendent Lee Hill, said: “Some of the incidents in question have seen victims with some extremely serious injuries and we are asking the public to be additional eyes and ears to help us locate these people.
“We often get asked by the public how they can help keep their communities safe, and providing information such as this is enormously helpful both in preventing and detecting crime.”
Wanted people are individuals who are being searched for in connection with crime. They might be suspected of committing or being involved in a specific crime, or they might have breached bail or probation conditions or not turned up for court for example and the police need to find them.
Detective Superintendent Hill, added: “I know some people are unwilling to pass on information such as this. However, I would ask people to consider how they would feel if it was their family member, loved one or friend that had been seriously injured or the victim of crime.
“Violence, drug and other priority crimes such as burglary are of great concern to the communities of London. We are committed to tackling these issues robustly and those we suspect to be causing harm and attempting to evade justice. Help us to keep London safe.
“Enforcement operations and investigations are in place across the capital to locate wanted suspects but the public can help significantly. Please get in touch if you know or see any of the individuals featured or you have information that could help locate them.
“One phone call could help potentially solve or even prevent a crime from happening. All information is treated confidentially and if you don’t want to speak to us, you can contact Crimestoppers who are totally independent of the police.
“If you are one of the individuals we wish to speak to, I would suggest handing yourself in at the nearest police station sooner rather than later. Knocking on our door is infinitely better than us knocking on yours!”
How do you help?
Do you know one of the featured individuals or know of them? If so, do you know where they live or work, what car they drive, where they go regularly such as a shop, pub or club?
If you don’t know them, are they perhaps thought to be in your area? Would you recognise them if you saw them on the street? If you do know where they are or you see them on the street, please get in touch.
If you see someone or you know the current location of someone who is wanted, please dial 999. Do not put yourself at risk, or confront the individual. Find an appropriate place to make the phone call where you cannot be heard.
The Met knows that not everyone is comfortable speaking directly to the police but if you do contact them your information is dealt with confidentially.
However, if you prefer, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. They aren’t part of the police. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address if you contact them online. All the information you pass on is anonymous and the police don’t get any information as to who or where it might have come from, and you could earn yourself a reward.
You can contact them via their website or by calling 0800 555 111 and quoting the reference number of the individual.