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Matthew Attenborough is actively evading arrest

Northumbria Police are asking the people of the North East to help locate a highly wanted man.

Any information leading to the arrest of Matthew Attenborough, who also goes by the name Rauiri O’Chonghaile, will be rewarded with up to £1,000 from charity Crimestoppers.

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Attenborough is from Bournemouth but forces across the country, including Northumbria Police, are uniting to track him down.

The 41-year-old is wanted in connection with a spate of fraud by false representation and has been actively evading arrest.

Attenborough is actively evading arrest.

Detective Constable Mark Turnbull, of Northumbria Police, said: “We are asking for anybody who may have seen Matthew Attenborough, or have information about his whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Officers continue to search for him and are focussing their attention on the North West of England, with support from partners, and that activity will remain ongoing until he is found.

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“We do not want anybody to get into trouble on his account, so we are urging him to hand himself in to the nearest police station so we can question him.

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“I would like to remind everyone that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted fugitive and that could lead to prosecution and potential imprisonment.

“If you have seen him, or believe you know where he may be residing, please do the right thing and contact us immediately.”

Attenborough or anyone who has seen him, is asked to call 101 quoting reference 080151C/20.

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To give information 100% anonymously and to be eligible for the reward, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at