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Help trace most wanted offenders

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: May 17, 2012

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Some of the offenders sought by Bedfordshire Police are now available to view online at Crimestoppers 'Most Wanted' website.

The force has posted the faces of offenders wanted on warrant on the national crime fighting site to encourage the public to tell police, or Crimestoppers, where they are.

A recent posting shows a woman who has been sentenced in her absence to six years in jail for aggravated burglary – she failed to appear at court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Another appeal shows a man charged with a burglary dating back to 2004 who has also failed to turn up to be dealt with at court. See both appeals at http://wanted.crimestoppers-uk.org/

DCI Dave Quarmby, from Bedfordshire Police said: "By using Crimestoppers Most Wanted website we hope to trace those offenders who have so far managed to evade justice. They have been convicted of crimes in their absence or failed to appear at court and it is only right the public see them brought to justice.

"We hope they help us fight crime by looking closely at the images and telling us where they are. The benefit of Crimestoppers is that the public can pass the information straight to the charity rather than police if they prefer."

Ann Scott, Crimestoppers Eastern Regional Manager said: "If you have any information no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, you can give information to Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously either online or by calling 0800 555 111. In the 24 years that the charity has been running no caller has ever been identified so we can guarantee that no one will know that you contacted us with information.

"We do not trace or record calls and callers do not have to go to court or give a statement to the police. Around 23 people are arrested every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers".

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