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Police Scotland Put ‘Most Wanted’ Criminals Online

The faces of the most wanted criminals in Scotland have now been made available online.

It is hoped that the newly created section of Police Scotland’s website, which was made available from 3 April 2015, will encourage members of the public to help the country’s police-force trace said criminals.

The website is easy to use and online users can simply visit the most wanted page to view the faces of those persons the police are looking for.

According to the Police, the website will be regularly updates with details of those individuals who become ‘wanted’ as well as details of those who have been captured after evading justice.

Commenting on the the launch of the website, David Wilson, who is the Fugitive Unit Detective Inspector stated:

“One of the main benefits of the most wanted section of the Police Scotland website is that you can log on across the world and look at the faces of those we need to trace. Criminals do not respect borders and we know that they need help from others in order to continue to evade justice. Like everyone else, they need somewhere to live and access to money.

“I would ask the public to look at the faces and the most wanted website and if they have any information about those whose faces appear to contact Police on 101. Or if they have any information they wish to pass anonymously they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The Fugitive Unit, which was established two years, have arrested 215 wanted individuals. Of said 215 arrests, 183 of those resulted from requests from overseas law enforcement agencies tracing wanted individuals to Scotland, while the remaining 32 were brought to Scotland to face justice here in Scotland after being traced outwith the nation.

Should you wish to do so, you can access the Most Wanted section of Police Scotland’s website ..

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