We’re on the hunt for a number of wanted individuals and we need your help to find them.
This week, officers will be in Knowsley and St Helens carrying out Operation Chipley. This is a targeted operation aimed at tracing wanted people suspected of being involved in crimes from antisocial behaviour to domestic abuse and anything in-between.
The overall result looks to reduce the number of offenders on our streets and making Merseyside a safer place to live, work and visit.
Detective Sergeant Ruth Tickle from East Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit said: “You, as a member of our Merseyside public, have every right to feel safe where you live and work and that’s why we need your help to track down these wanted faces.
“It’s crucial that we speak out and support one another as often victims of crime can find themselves suffering in silence with little knowledge of how they can get help or guidance. I hope this operation gives the public the confidence to report incidents to us, knowing we’ll investigate, offer support and bring offenders to justice regardless of the crime committed.
“I’d also like to assure all those who are wanted or involved in criminal behaviour, that when we do find you, you’ll be brought into custody, put before the courts and could end up back in prison.”
Some of the wanted people are:
Joseph Carrol, 18, from Huyton – Wanted on suspicion of assault, criminal damage, threats to kill, malicious communications, harassment and public order offence,
Thomas Finch, 34, from St Helens – Wanted for breaching of restraining order,
DS Tickle added: “Whatever information you may have, no matter how small, please get in touch – together we can make our community a safer and more enjoyable place to be.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the above people or others suspected of committing crime across Merseyside is asked to contact us via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook: Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.