The Telegraph has launched its Festive Fugitives campaign to help police track down a number of Coventry and Warwickshire’s most wanted.
We have mugshots of a dozen people on the run who stand accused of a variety of crimes – including attempted murder, robberies, drug dealing and robberies.
These people have enjoyed their freedom for too long – some for a number of years – and it’s time they were brought before the courts to face justice.
Police hope eagle-eyed Telegraph readers will know where some of these suspects are and pick up the phone to make sure they don’t have a very merry Christmas – or a happy New Year.
Today is wanted man Omar Achab.
Officers want to speak to the 46-year-old from Solihull in connection with a burglary nearly 15 years ago.
The homeowner was also attacked in the incident which happened back on January 29, 2002.
The culprit left the scene in Chelmsley Wood with pens and even some of the homeowner’s mail.
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Anyone with information on Achab is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting reference 136/12/SH, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.
A spokesman for the force said: “As we move in to the festive period we are asking for the public’s help to catch a number of Coventry’s most wanted criminals.
“Some of these offenders have been on the run for years and are wanted in connection with serious crimes.
“We are urging anyone who has any clue, no matter how small, to their whereabouts to contact us immediately and in full confidence that we will act on all information that is offered.”
Calls to Crimestoppers, which is a charity and not part of the police, are completely anonymous.
The Telegraph has worked closely with West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police to put together this year’s gallery of fugitives.
Supt Adrian McGee from Warwickshire Police said: “We would like to thank all of our communities and partners for their support with our appeals throughout the past year.
“We are proactively searching for these individuals and it is only a matter of time before we locate them.
“However,we would urge anyone with any information on their whereabouts to please come forward.
“Any information, no matter insignificant it may seem, may help us.
“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas.”
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