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Operation Flynn's outstanding offenders

26 Jul 2017 11:00 AM

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Northumbria Police's operation to arrest some of Northumberland and North Tyneside's wanted criminals is coming to a close. 


A total of 40 offenders have been locked up in the six days since Operation Flynn began for crimes such as assault, burglary and domestic violence. 

It is expected more targets will be taken off our streets in the coming weeks as a result of intelligence that has come in from local communities during the 7-day initiative. 

Now officers are appealing for the public to be their eyes and ears in a bid to locate three wanted offenders. 

Their details are being released in a bid to arrest them to mark the close of Operation Flynn on Wednesday. 

Can you help us to locate them?

First on the list is Lee Heron, age 28, of Kenton Road North Shields. Heron is wanted for failing to appear at crown court. 

Police are also on the lookout for Melanie Cook, of Disraeli Street, Blyth. Cook, age 32, is wanted for three counts of theft.

Ioana Vasile, 33, who may be in Leeds but has links to the North East is the third offender on the list. He is unlawfully at large following a prison recall.

DI Jon Bensley said: "Take a look at the images and if you have any information that could help us locate anyone on our target list then please ring us or Crimestoppers and pass it on.

"We want these people arrested and are looking to our communities for help in making this happen. Any information could help, so please pick up the phone and help us round off Operation Flynn in style."

Anyone with any information into any of the people above is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Flynn.