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Knowsley lead ‘Operation Kuga,’ set to identify & locate most wanted criminals in the area

News   •   Nov 27, 2018 09:01 GMT

Our continued pursuit to trace wanted individuals in other local areas has lead us to Knowsley where today (19th November) we’ve issued pictures of people we’d like to track down.

We’re appealing for the public’s help in tracing a number of wanted faces from the Knowsley area following our latest campaign, ‘Operation Kuga’.

Operation Kuga, like similar operations including Aspen and Hunted are aimed at reducing the number of offenders on our streets and making Merseyside a safer place to live, work and visit.

Sergeant Beth Blake, from East Investigations said: “The public, regardless of where they live or work should not be subject to criminal behaviour and have every right to feel safe in their own communities. Therefore, our continued proactive approach aims to directly target wanted individuals and anyone that knows them so we can bring them to justice.”

Detective Sergeant Ruth Tickle added: “We’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.

“Whatever information you may have, no matter how small, I urge you to get in touch – together we can make Knowsley a safer and more enjoyable place to be.”

Some of the wanted people are:

  • Lloyd Marrs aged 22 from Kirkby - wanted in relation to a serious assault
  • Michael Westhall aged 20 from Prescot - wanted in relation to a serious assault
  • Matthew O’Connell aged 20 from Liverpool - wanted in relation to a serious assault
  • Callum Cargin aged 22 from Knowsley Village - wanted in relation to a breach of restraining order
  • Daniel Dooley aged 26 from Huyton - wanted in relation to an assault
  • Joseph Carrol aged 18 from Prescot - wanted in relation to a criminal damage
  • James Nodwell aged 30 from Liverpool - wanted in relation to an assault
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick aged 24 of Whiston - wanted in relation to harassment
  • Stephen Edge aged 35 from Kirkby - wanted in relation to harassment
  • Michael Poynter aged 30 from Halewood - wanted for theft and driving related offences

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the above people is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook: Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.