Wanted man remains on the run weeks on from armed police search at Cleadon Hills and Temple Memorial Park

The search for a suspect wanted for an assault in Whitburn continues almost a month after a major manhunt saw armed police search numerous areas in South Shields.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 4:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 10:40 pm

The man, who is in his late 50s, is wanted for an early-morning assault at an address in Whitburn and the public were warned not to approach him.

When he fled the scene in the early hours of March 25, its sparked a major police search which involved both armed officers and the police helicopter.

The man is believed to be involved in an assault which took place in the village shortly before 1am on the morning of Wednesday, March 25.

Armed police at Cleadon Hills searching for a wanted man, in his late 50s.

At the time, Northumbria Police warned the public to avoid Temple Memorial Park, in South Shields, and Cleadon Hills as extensive searches to find the man, who had last been seen seen wearing a camouflage brown and black jacket with black jeans, brown boots and a brown hunting style hat, were carried out.

Despite a large-scale search the suspect remains at large almost a month later.

Northumbria Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information which may assist the investigation to come forward.

The public were urged not to approach the man if they saw him

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Anyone who believes they have seen a man matching his description should not approach him and should contact police on 999 quoting log 28 250320.”

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