Officers have released a photo of a wanted North Tyneside man they are trying to locate in a public appeal for information.
Ryan McVeigh, 28, of Wallsend, is wanted in connection with an allegation of fraud and enquiries are ongoing to locate him. Northumbria Police said officers believe that McVeigh knows he is wanted and is actively evading arrest so issued an appeal in a bid to find him.
Police believe he may be living a transient lifestyle and could be relying on known associates to keep him under the radar. The force also warned the public that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted fugitive and said it could result in imprisonment.
Officers are continuing to search a number of associated addresses in a bid to locate McVeigh and bring him into custody for questioning. They are now asking the public to assist by coming forward with any information about where he may be residing or if there have been any sightings of him across Northumbria Police area.
Police are advising McVeigh to hand himself in to the nearest police station at the earliest opportunity. McVeigh, or anyone who thinks they have seen him, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 103349J/19.