Sunderland, South Shields and Jarrow men among 12 fugitives in police appeal to catch wanted men

These are the faces of 12 wanted fugitives police say are actively evading arrest – and officers are asking the public to help trace them.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 12:11 pm
Northumbria Police are appealing for help to trace these 12 men
Northumbria Police are appealing for help to trace these 12 men

Northumbria Police say the dozen offenders are all wanted on prison recall after breaching the terms of their licence.

Officers say searches are ongoing at various addresses across the North East, but with many living transient lifestyles and having access to more than one place of accommodation, police are now asking the public for assistance.

The force said all 12 wanted men are aware that they are wanted and are attempting to evade officers – knowing that once they are detained, they will each be returned to prison.

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The fugitives are:

Kieran Lincoln, 27, of no fixed abode, formerly of South Shields

Craig Murray 31, of Sunderland

David Wilson, 42, of Sunderland

Mark Thompson, 37, of Jarrow

Kevin Burrell, 59, of Sunderland

Lee Ferguson, 36, of Wallsend

David Cheetham, 30, of no fixed abode, formerly of Newcastle

Carl Clarke, 31, of Gateshead

Peter Laws, 37, of Newcastle

Jack Quinn, 25, of no fixed abode, formerly of Gateshead

Russell Clarke, 32, of Swalwell, Gateshead

Craig Ferry, 29, of no fixed abode, formerly of East Denton, Newcastle

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

Superintendent Paul Milner, of Northumbria Police, said: “These men are all well-known in their respective areas and may be leaning on friends or family to keep them under the radar and out of sight.

“I would like to reiterate that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted fugitive which could lead to possible imprisonment.

“We don’t want anybody to get into trouble on their account, so the best scenario for everybody is that those pictured hand themselves in to their nearest police station or contact us via 101.

“As ever, the public remain our eyes and ears out in the community and we are asking you to take a close look at these men.

"Do you recognise any of them, or have you seen any of them out near where you live?

“If so, we want to hear from you – and ask that you get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log 349 270521 or via the ‘Tell Us Something’ web page, or via independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by ringing 0800 555 111.

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