Police appeal for public help to keep arrest blitz momentum

Have you seen any of these men around?

Police are asking for help tracking some of Northumbria’s most elusice suspects.

Last week, 66 of Northumbria’s most elusive suspects were tracked down and arrested during a seven-day-long wanted blitz.

With those suspects having been detained and interviewed in connection with a string of offences across the region, police are hoping to keep the pressure on targets who are continuing to evade arrest.

Yesterday officers shared the faces of 15 more wanted suspects in Northumbria – and are asking the public to help locate them.

All of the suspects are wanted in connection with a string of offences across the North East ranging from assault to burglary, harassment to breach of a restraining order.

Searches are ongoing at various addresses across the Force area to locate them, with many living transient lifestyles and having access to multiple accommodations in a bid to evade arrest.

All 15 suspects are said to be aware that they are wanted and are actively evading police.

The people are:

  • Sonny Tote, 26, of Byker, wanted in connection with criminal damage and breach of a restraining order
  • Paul Williams, 38, of Gateshead, emergency prison re-call
  • Darryl Rowley, 28, of Chopwell, wanted in connection with a stalking offence
  • Shaun Westgarth, 40, of Newcastle, prison re-call
  • Terry March, 41, of Walker, prison re-call
  • Reece Adam McDowell, 25, of Blyth, wanted in connection with an assault
  • Shane Henderson, 26, of North Shields, wanted in connection with a stalking offence
  • James Sayers, 20, of Guide Post, wanted in connection with a burglary
  • Adam Watson, 33, of Morpeth, wanted in connection with a harassment offence
  • Dale Wharton, 50, of Ashington, wanted in connection with an assault
  • Anthony Davison, 32, of Sunderland, wanted in connection with arson
  • Sean Ruffell, 30, of Sunderland, wanted in connection with an assault
  • Paul Taylor, 42, of South Shields, wanted in connection with an assault
  • Jonathon Ferguson, 29, of Jarrow, wanted in connection with an assault
  • Kieron Lincoln, 28, of Jarrow, wanted in connection with arson

Police are now appealing for anybody with information about the whereabouts of the suspects to come forward.

Superintendent Andy Huddleston, of Northumbria Police, said: “These people are well-known in their communities and may be leaning on family or friends to help them stay under the radar.

“We are carrying out a range of enquiries to locate them but are appealing to the public to be our eyes and ears.

“I would like to remind everyone that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted suspect, and we do not want anybody to get into trouble on their account. If you do have information, please get in touch – so we can bring them into custody and put the evidence to them.”

Anyone with information about any of the people pictured is asked to call 101 quoting the wanted person’s name or via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the police website.