North East manhunt after bone-breaking assault in caravan

Tommy Doyle.
Tommy Doyle.

Police are appealing for help as they try and find a man and woman wanted in connection with a serious assault and robbery.

Detectives want to speak to Tommy Doyle, 36, and his wife Crystal Doherty Doyle, 26, following a violent incident at Hillfield Travellers’ caravan site in Seamer, near Stokesley in North Yorkshire, on March 19 this year.

They believe the pair could be in the Durham or Northumberland areas.

A resident of the caravan site, who was befriended by the Doyles, was assaulted in his caravan and left with serious injuries, including two broken arms and a broken eye socket. While he laid semi-conscious on the floor of his caravan, his belongings were stolen including cash, jewellery and clothing.

The Doyles left the caravan site shortly after the assault.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police officers have carried out extensive enquiries to trace Tommy and Crystal and as part of their investigation, are asking for anyone who has seen in the past few weeks or knows of their current whereabouts, to contact them.

“It is believed that they could be living in the Durham area. They also have connections to the South Yorkshire, Northumberland and Norfolk areas.”

Anyone with any information that could assist the police with their investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Serious Crime Team in Northallerton.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12150044546 when passing on information.