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The faces of four of the North East's 'most wanted' that are still on the run

The faces of the four people that Northumbria Police want to arrest <i>(Image: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE)</i>
The faces of the four people that Northumbria Police want to arrest (Image: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE)

Police have issued a renewed appeal to catch four of the North East's 'most wanted' who have evaded police since October.

At the start of October, Northumbria Police appealed to the public for information and released the pictures of 15 suspected wanted in connection with offences across the North East.

Since then, the Force’s dedicated burglary teams have intensified their efforts to track down all the suspects as the darker nights are now in full swing.

The Northern Echo: The four people police are trying to locate
The Northern Echo: The four people police are trying to locate

The four people police are trying to locate (Image: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE)

In the first 72 hours of the appeal being published, four of the 15 were arrested and, since then, a further seven have been apprehended by police, as the net tightens around those remaining.

Of the four most recently arrested, all have since been charged with offences such as theft from a motor vehicle, robbery, criminal damage, and possession of an offensive weapon.

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Two of those men have been remanded in custody pending trial and one man was sent to prison after he was issued a custodial sentence in court.

The fourth man is due to stand trial in the coming months.

The four outstanding suspects are:

  • Carl Beadle, 39, of South Shields, wanted in connection with a burglary

  • Wayne Layburn, 54, of North Shields, wanted in connection with a robbery

  • Kimberley Quinn, 38, of Sunderland, wanted in connection with a burglary

  • Lisa Thompson, 46, of North Shields, wanted in connection with a robbery

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "Anyone pictured is encouraged to hand themselves in at the nearest police station as soon as possible.

"Officers would like to remind everyone that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted suspect, which could result in a custodial sentence.

"Anyone who has any information about any of the suspects pictured is asked to contact police immediately via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website, quoting ‘wanted campaign’."