Police appeal to help catch wanted man after death threats and criminal damage

The 49-year-old is wanted in connection with crimial damage and threats to kill

UPDATE: Sean Wayne Peter Stokes has now been found by police and is in custody.

Police are asking the public to help catch a wanted Gateshead man believed to be fleeing arrest.

Sean Wayne Peter Stokes is wanted in connection with criminal damage and threats to kill.

Northumbria Police have been looking for the 49-year-old at addresses across Gateshead and Newcastle, where Stokes is known to frequent.

Now officers are appealing to the public for help in a bid to bring him into custody.

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Anyone who has seen him or believes they may know where Stokes may be staying is being asked to "please do the right thing and contact police immediately".

Police are reminding the public that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted fugitive, and anybody found to have done so could face a potential prison sentence.

Stokes, or anyone who has seen him, is asked to get in touch using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the police website or by calling 101 quoting his name.