The region’s 22 most wanted suspects from murders to burglaries

People wanted in connection with murder, rape and other crimes have been subject to appeals by police and other authorities.

The below information has been publically shared by the National Crime Agency and Humberside Police as part of their ‘wanted appeals’.

They all have links to North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and their immediate surrounding areas.

Anyone with information about any of the following people should contact Humberside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The information below is correct as of May 3, 2021:

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Shazard Ghafoor

Shazard Ghafoor

Wanted by: National Crime Agency

Location: Yorkshire and Humber / North West

A statement reads: “Ghafoor took a courtesy car from a dealership in Manchester in August 2013 using a driving license in another person’s name.

“Police spotted the car and the pursuit ended in the Halifax area when he crashed.

“ His wife and two children, who were also in the car, suffered minor injuries. Cash to the value of £80-100,000 was recovered.

“There were traces of heroin, cocaine and cannabis on the notes. He was charged with fraud, possession of criminal property, dangerous driving and disqualified driving.

“Ghafoor was also charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply after a vehicle was searched in Withington in November 2013 and cannabis worth £245,000 was found.

“In May 2014 Ghafoor pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. He was due to appear at court in February 2015 in relation to the other charges but failed to answer his bail and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“In addition, Ghafoor was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply in relation to a separate seizure of cannabis worth £24,000 that was found at a house on Kingsway Avenue, Burnage, in September 2014.

“He was due to appear in court but failed to answer his bail and another warrant was issued for his arrest.”

Sarah Panitzke

Sarah Panitzke

Sarah Panitzke

Wanted by: National Crime Agency / HMRC

Location: Yorkshire and Humber

A statement reads: “Panitzke was a senior member of a crime group involved in a VAT fraud.

“She controlled the company accounts of many companies remotely via different IP addresses.

“Panitzke travelled extensively to further the fraud to places including Dubai, Spain and Andorra.

“She was responsible for laundering approximately £1billion pounds.

“Panitzke absconded in May 2013 prior to the end of the trial and was convicted in her absence.

“She was sentenced to eight years on 22 August 2013.

“Eighteen members of the crime group received sentences totalling 135 years.

“She is described as 170cm tall, slim build with mousey straight hair, blue eyes and has a Yorkshire accent.”

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Thomas Edgar

Thomas Edgar

Thomas Edgar

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Regions covered by Humberside Police

A statement reads: “We would like to speak to him in connection with reports of an attempted aggravated burglary.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since the report was made to try and track Thomas Edgar, but these have so far proven negative.

“We would ask that the public do not approach Mr Edgar but if you see him, or know where he is, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 16/44609/21.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Scott Goddard, Andrew King and Matthew Kirkby

Scott Goddard

Scott Goddard

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “We are appealing for help to locate three men from Hull who although are not connected are all wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Hull’s courts.

“Scott Goddard is 22 years-old and is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Hull Crown Court in connection with an assault. Warrant reference is 16/10615/21.

Andrew King

Andrew King

“Andrew King is 56 years-old and is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Hull Crown Court in connection with a case of arson. Warrant reference is 16/11423/20.

“Matthew Kirkby is 26 years-old and is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Hull Crown Court in connection with a case of assault. Warrant reference is 16/10567/21.

Matthew Kirkby

Matthew Kirkby

“These three men are not connected but are all believed to be in the Hull area.

None are thought to be of risk to the public however we would ask that if you see them or 2know where they are do not approach them, but call us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting the corresponding warrant references above.”

Jason Gladding

Jason Gladding

Jason Gladding

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Grimsby

A statement reads: “Can you help us find 30-year-old Jason Gladding from Grimsby?

“We would like to speak to him in connection with a reported incident from Friday 16 April 2021.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to try and track Mr Gladding, but these have so far proven negative.

“Jason Gladding has links to the North East Lincolnshire area.

“If you have seen him, or know where he is, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 16/41308/21. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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Gavin Watson

Gavin Watson 

Gavin Watson 

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Grimsby / Scunthorpe

A statement reads: “Can you help us find 28-year-old Gavin Watson from Grimsby?

“We would like to speak to him in connection with a reported incident from Friday 19 March 2021.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to try and track Mr Watson, but these have so far proven negative.

“Gavin Watson also has links to the Scunthorpe area, as well as Grimsby.

“If you have seen him, or know where he is, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 16/32161/21. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Antony Odlin

Antony Odlin 

Antony Odlin 

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Grimsby

A statement reads: “Can you help us find 47-year-old Antony Odlin from Grimsby?

“We would like to speak to him in connection with a reported serious assault from July 2020.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since the report was made to try and track Mr Odlin, but these have so far proven negative.

“If you have seen him, or know where he is, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 16/72349/20. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Arnis Paucs

Arnis Paucs 

Arnis Paucs 

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “Can you help us find 21-year-old Arnis Paucs?

“We want to speak to him in connection with reports of criminal damage and the robbery of a man in Hull.

“Paucs is known to have links to the Endike Lane area of Hull, he also has links to Manchester.

“However, despite extensive enquiries, we have not yet been able to trace him.

“If you have seen him or know any information that could assist us, please call 101 quoting 16/131397/19.”

Steven Burkitt (also known as Steven Robert)

Steven Burkitt (also known as Steven Robert)

Steven Burkitt (also known as Steven Robert)

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “Do you know the whereabouts of 59-year-old Steven Burkitt (also known a”

“We want to speak to him in connection with breach of bail conditions after being released from court Tuesday 13 October 2020.

“He has previously frequented properties around greenwood Avenue, North Hull and the Sculcoates area of Hull.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries since our last appeal in December 2020 but have still not yet been able to locate him.

“If you know where Steven is staying, or have seen him, please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting crime reference 16/106922/20.”

Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “Can you help us to find 27 year-old Daniel Brown?

“We want to speak to him in connection with a burglary in Hull.

“He is known to have links to Hull and also to Grimsby where he may be working.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries, however we have not yet been able to trace Daniel Brown and are asking for help to locate him.

“If you have seen him or know of any information that could assist us, please call 101 quoting incident number 16/71008/20.”

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Ardit Hoxha, Albjon Sina, Eneri Demalji and Albert Hida

Ardit Hoxha, Albjon Sina, Eneri Demalji and Albert Hida

Ardit Hoxha, Albjon Sina, Eneri Demalji and Albert Hida

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Grimsby / Immingham

A statement reads: “We are appealing for help locating four men we want to speak to in connection with the production of cannabis in Grimsby and Immingham.

“Despite extensive enquiries, we have not yet located the men – Ardit Hoxha (33), Albjon Sina (21), Eneri Demalji (24) and Albert Hida (36).

“This comes as part of our ongoing operation tackling organised crime activity in North East Lincolnshire, and following the discovery of three large scale cannabis factories during #OpGalaxy warrants.

“If you have any information that could help us, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 119 of 16 November. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Harry Edwards

Harry Edwards 

Harry Edwards 

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “Can you help us find wanted 19-year-old Harry Edwards from Hull?

“We would like to speak with him in connection with a burglary and robbery which were reported in Hull in August.

“If you have any information that may help us locate him, contact us on 101 quoting crime reference 16/86994/20.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Ben Wainwright

Ben Wainwright

Ben Wainwright

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “”Ben Wainwright, 35, from Hull is wanted on prison recall.

“If you know where Ben Wainwright is or see him, please call us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/84854/20.”

Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Grimsby

A statement reads: “We are appealing for help to locate 41-year-old Neil Oliver who resides in the Grimsby area.

“We are wanting to speak to Neil in relation to a fraud offence reported in December 2019.

“If you believe you know where he is, or if you see him out and about, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 16/137488/19.”

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Frederick Addo Boateng

Frederick Addo Boateng

Frederick Addo Boateng

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Regions covered by Humberside Police

A statement reads: “Can you help us track down Ghanaian national Frederick Addo Boateng?

“We’re making the appeal as part of a review of cold cases and are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have information about his whereabouts.

“Detective Sergeant Stuart Fox said: “The original investigation relates to an incident in January, 2014, when a Goole woman was raped by a man during a date.

“Our teams arrested Frederick Boateng at the time. However, he failed to answer bail and has been charged in his absence.

“Despite extensive ongoing enquiries we have been unable to trace him.

“We believe that he is still in the UK and it is believed he uses a number of aliases including Nana Kuffour, Sean Frimpong and Sean Friagpon.

“He is now 36-years-old. He’s described as black, around 5ft 8in tall with a tattoo of an eagle on his right arm.

“If you believe you can help, please call our non-emergency 101 line, quoting crime reference number 16/66308/17.”

Robert Rindley

Robert Rindley

Robert Rindley

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Hull

A statement reads: “Do you know where 43-year-old Hull man Robert Anthony Brindley is?

“We want to find him in connection with a burglary in Hull and further burglaries in Essex.

“If you can help call us quoting reference 16/46796/19.”

Abdi Ali

Abdi Ali

Abdi Ali

Wanted by: Humberside Police

Location: Cleethorpes

Abdi Ai is wanted following the murder of Shaun Lyall at 85 Sidney Street, Cleethorpes, on or around July 17, 2018.

The 30-year-old has a number of aliases, including ‘Madman’, ‘Madders’ and ‘Gulaid’.

He has links to Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, Cleveland.

Ali has a distinctive gold front tooth although police believe he may have removed it.

The Humberside Police log number is 517 17/07/2018, and a reward is on offer of up £5,000 from the charity Crimestroppers for information leading to his arrest.

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