Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers, has today launched a Most Wanted gallery of faces showing those who have been charged with an offence/s and have failed to appear at court.

The twenty nine men and women are wanted for a variety of alleged crimes. Including serious assault, drugs supply, serious injury driving offences and community order breaches. All have warrants for their re-arrest, which do not expire.

As part of the launch, over the next three days Crimestoppers will be visiting towns and cities across Hampshire with digital advertising vans. Displaying the names and photos of these most wanted individuals for communities to see.

Chief Constable Scott Chilton is appealing to members of the public to anonymously report any information they may have on the whereabouts of those featured. So his officers can bring them back before the criminal justice system.

His officers, alongside Crimestoppers staff will be engaging with the public and appealing for their help. In providing vital information on their whereabouts, and how they can hand themselves in. As well as general crime prevention and community safety advice.

Scott Chilton, Chief Constable for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, said: “Everyone deserves a safe place to live, and our communities expect criminals to be dealt with robustly.

“Those in this Most Wanted campaign have already been charged by police for a variety of offences including assault, burglary, drugs and serious driving offences. We believe they are in our local area, and that someone will know where they are or have the information we need to ensure they are re-arrested.

“We will be using all our powers and tactics to pursue them and the information and intelligence we get from this campaign is part of that.

“Our message is simple; if you see your face on here, hand yourself in. We will not give up and if you are on this list it means we’re not far behind you.”

He continued: “Hampshire is a comparatively safe county. As with every force, there are people at large who we want back in custody. Not only to bring some justice for the victims of their crimes but to prevent further offences. It is important that communities have confidence that we relentlessly pursue such individuals. And today is hopefully seen as further evidence of that.”

Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted in 2005 and it has been highly successful, with over 5,000 arrests to date.

People are urged to visit Crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted and to scroll down to select the Hampshire & IoW region. Should you recognise any of the suspects and have information on their potential whereabouts. Please contact Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Crimestoppers guarantees that everyone who contacts the charity stays 100% anonymous. Since the charity was formed in the late 1980s it has always kept its promise to protect the identity of all who use the service.

Information on all the Most Wanted individuals can found at: Crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted

Beth Simpson, the charity’s Regional Manager in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight said: “Crimestoppers gives people the power to speak up and stop crime 100 per cent anonymously.

“The people of Hampshire have been incredibly supportive of our previous campaigns. Helping to keep communities safer by speaking up. I encourage everyone to check our website and let us know immediately if you have any information on any of the individuals. You are the one that can make all the difference – and you can speak up anonymously, without fear of reprisal or anyone knowing that you spoke out.

“You can call us on freephone 0800 555 111 or search for Crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted. As a charity, we ensure you won’t have to give your personal details, just tell us what you know and we’ll pass it on for you.”

“Crimestoppers has always kept their promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted them with their information since they were formed in the 1980s. Your information can help prevent crime, catch fugitives on the run and see justice secured for victim’s families by passing on what you know – all with no comeback. No police. No witness statements. No courts.”

The ad vans will be at the following locations starting Monday through to Wednesday (15- 17 April).


Monday 15th April

0830-1630 Portsmouth Guildhall Square

Tuesday 16th April

0830-1230 Gosport Ferry Gardens, Gosport

Wednesday 17th April

1300-1630 Fareham Town Centre Opposite Coffee Number 1

0830-1230 Havant Town Centre

1300- 1630 Waterlooville Town Centre


Monday 15th April 0830-1630 Southampton: Bargate City Centre

Tuesday 16th April: 0830-1630 Eastleigh town Centre

Wednesday 17th April: 0830-1630 Lyndhurst town Centre


Monday 15th April 0830–1230  Romsey town centre

Monday 15th April 1300–1630 Andover town centre

Tuesday 16th April 0830-1630 Aldershot Town Centre

Wednesday 17th April 0830-1630 Basingstoke town Centre