Police are on the hunt for a number of wanted individuals and they need your help to find them.


This week, officers will be in Knowsley carrying out ‘Operation Avia’. This is a targeted operation aimed at tracing wanted people suspected of being involved in crime in the area. The operation, whilst aiming to reduce the number of offenders on our streets, will ultimately make Merseyside a safer place to live, work and visit.


Detective Sergeant Steven Byrom from East Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit said: “We all have the right to feel safe in our homes and places of work and that’s why we need your help to track down these wanted faces.


“It’s also crucial that we speak out and support one another as often victims of crime can find themselves suffering in silence with little knowledge of how they can get help or guidance. I hope this operation gives the public the confidence to report incidents to us, knowing we’ll investigate, offer support and bring offenders to justice regardless of the crime committed.


“I’d also like to assure all those who are wanted or involved in criminal behaviour, that when we do find you, you’ll be brought into custody, put before the courts and could end up back in prison.”


Some of the wanted people are:
Anthony Reilly, 22, from Liverpool – Wanted on suspicion of domestic abuse related offences
Sam Mckinney, 26, from Newton-Le-Willows – Wanted on suspicion of harassment
Michael Thompson, 25, from Whiston – Wanted for breaching his court order
Declan Lyne, 20, from Newton-Le-Willows – Wanted on suspicion of controlling & coercive behaviour and on suspicion of an assault and criminal damage
Lewis Finney, 47, from St Helens – Wanted on suspicion of harassment
Lewis Gerrard, 37, from Huyton – Wanted on suspicion of a public order offence
Christopher Gaskin, 28, from St Helens – Wanted for breaching his court order
John Hughes, 25, from Rhyl – Wanted on suspicion of assault


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the above people or others suspected of committing crime across Merseyside is asked to contact us via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook: Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.