Reward to find wanted Birmingham 'balaclava' man as police say 'do not approach'

-Credit: (Image: Warwickshire Police)
-Credit: (Image: Warwickshire Police)


A £1,000 reward has been offered to find a Birmingham man wanted in connection with assault and criminal damage. A 999 alert was issued for wanted Birmingham man Graham Whyte as Crimestoppers offer a cash reward to anyone with information that can lead to his arrest.

Warwickshire Police confirmed that Whyte, 38, of Handsworth in Birmingham, is wanted in relation to criminal damage, theft of a vehicle, ABH assault, and harassment. The force have urged members of the public not to approach him if they do see him, but call 999.

Crimestoppers released a renewed appeal for Graham Whyte. on Tuesday July 9, offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that could lead to his arrest. Whyte is known to wear either a hat or cover his face with a balaclava.

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The independent charity released an appeal on Warwickshire Police's channels on Tuesday afternoon. The appeal stated: "The independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of Graham Whyte.

"Graham Whyte, 38 of Handsworth in Birmingham, is wanted in relation to criminal damage, theft of a vehicle, ABH assault, and harassment. He is described as a black male between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in tall with short curly hair, a proportionate build, a moustache, and stubble on his chin.

"He usually wears a hat or a rolled-up balaclava. Crimestoppers is not the police, but an independent charity that guarantees everyone who contacts them stays completely anonymous.

"The reward is for information given exclusively to Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest of Whyte. You must ask for a reward code when you initially contact the charity either via their website or when you call 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via their website (Crimestoppers-uk.org) or by phoning the charity’s UK based contact centre on 0800 555 111.

"Anyone who sees Whyte should not approach him and should contact 999 immediately or contact Crimestoppers to stay anonymous or to be eligible for the reward. If you know where Whyte is or can help us locate him, make a report anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

"If you see Whyte, call 999 immediately. The investigating officer is DC 2007 De Burca."