Police urge 'call 999' amid appeal to find wanted man seen leaving Digbeth Coach station

Police urged anyone who sees Wayne Matthews to call 999
-Credit: (Image: West Mercia Police)

Police have urged people to dial 999 if they see a wanted man seen leaving Digbeth Coach station. West Mercia Police released two new images of Wayne Matthews in a bid to find him amid concerns for his welfare.

The force shared photos of the 51-year-old at the coach station at around 3.22pm on Tuesday, June 18. A second CCTV image, branded the "latest picture" police have, shows Matthews at Halesowen Bus station at 6.02pm.

Their appeal comes as Matthews is wanted on recall to prison, but also as officers are "growing concerned for his welfare." Police have now called upon anyone in the Clent or Hagley area to let them know of any sightings, urging: "Please call 999."

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In the appeal, West Mercia Police said: "Officers are continuing to search for Wayne Matthews and two new images are now being released in the hope somebody has seen the 51-year-old. Along with being wanted for a recall to prison, officers are growing concerned for his welfare.

"The new images show Matthews leaving Birmingham ’s Digbeth Coach station around 3.22pm on Tuesday 18 June, and another where he is wearing a jacket which is the latest picture we have of him.

"That image (below) was at 6.02pm the same day at Halesowen Bus Station heading towards Hagley Road. We would like anyone in the Clent and Hagley area to notify police of any sightings or come forward with any information of seeing him around then."

The force says Matthews does have links to Birmingham, but also Worcester and Southend-on-Sea. It is currently not known if he has headed back to Worcestershire. Police say he was last seen wearing a grey t shirt, blue jeans, grey Converse trainers and carrying two black holdalls.
They urged: "If you see him or have any information that would help find him, please call 999. Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable speaking with the police, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org."