Man in red aids police

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

POLICE have teamed up with Fa­ther Christ­mas in a bid to catch some of the county’s most pro­lific of­fend­ers.

Cheshire Police has launched its ‘All We Want For Christ­mas’ cam­paign where it pub­lishes videos on so­cial me­dia, ap­peal­ing for the where­abouts of of­fend­ers and sus­pects.

The videos show the man in red un­veil­ing his ‘Naughty List’ with the faces and names of those evad­ing police.

It is hoped that peo­ple will recog­nise these peo­ple and pro­vide vi­tal in­for­ma­tion to of­fi­cers.

Three Mac­cles­field men fea­tur­ing in the videos in­clude Kelvin Alan Barsted, 28, wanted in con­nec­tion with crim­i­nal dam­age and breach of a court or­der; Ian Paul Schofield, 36, wanted in con­nec­tion with as­sault; and Craig Wil­liam Trod­den, 37, wanted for breach of court or­der and in con­nec­tion with drug of­fences.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Jon Betts said: “We’re hav­ing a lit­tle bit of fun but there is a se­ri­ous mes­sage be­hind this cam­paign. In­di­vid­u­als who try to evade the courts are deny­ing vic­tims their chance to see jus­tice done and this can of­ten leave many un­able to move on with their lives.”

Craig Wil­liam Trod­den

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