A NEW website which allows members of the public to look at a list of Sussex’s Most Wanted criminals has been launched.
Sussex Police in conjunction with independent charity Sussex Crimestoppers have set up the site where people can look at a string of pictures and e-fits of those being sought by police.
People are able to give information anonymously by telephone, or by the website, which went live on Wednesday (April 13) at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/sussex.
Suspects are listed under a variety of categories including burglary, criminal damage, drug crime, robbery, sexual crime, violence and theft. It gives a brief synopsis of the crime as well as a reason for being on the Most Wanted list – some appear for recalls to prison or because they have failed to turn up to court.
The official launch of the website took place at Sussex Police headquarters in Lewes on Wednesday. It was attended by crime novelist and co-patron of Sussex Crimestoppers Dr Peter James.
He said: “We want every person involved in making Sussex an even safer place than it already is.” The national Most Wanted site, launched in 2006, has seen more than 1,000 criminals arrested.
Detective Superintendent Glen Jones from Sussex Police said: “The website is going to be an invaluable asset and will help in the stand against crime.”
If you recognise any individuals on the website contact Crimestoppers anonymously either online or by calling 0800 555111. You can also call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.