As part of the Met’s response to tackling violent, drug and other priority crime, we are releasing the details of 18 individuals we particularly want to locate as part of our second “Wanted Week of Action”.
Detective Superintendent Lee Hill from said: “This is the second in a series of weeks of action we will be running where we are asking the public to be additional eyes and ears to help us locate people we need to speak to in connection with a number of serious offences.
“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. People shouldn’t just view it as “helping the police”, you are directly helping your communities and the wider London community."
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 incident, they might have breached bail or probation conditions or not turned up for court for example and the police need to find them.
D/Supt Hill added: “I know some people are reticent to pass on information such as this. We know people worry that they somehow might be identified or that they might unfairly be adversely affecting somebody’s life. However, I want to assure you that passing on information through Crimestoppers who are entirely independent of the police, is completely anonymous.
“Violence, drug and other priority crimes such as burglary are of great concern to the communities of London, so we are committed to tackling them robustly and pursuing those we suspect to be involved in 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.”
How can you help?
Do you know one of the featured individuals or know of them? If so, do you know what car they drive, where they go regularly such as a shop, pub or club? Where they live?
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.
We know that not everyone is comfortable speaking directly to the police but if you do contact us 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 www.Crimestoppers.Org.Uk or by calling 0800 555 111.
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.