Most Wanted distraction burglar arrested
Crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, can confirm that a most wanted individual from the top 10 most wanted distraction burglar list has been arrested. [4 February 2010]
Dennis Graham Yull, was wanted by Humberside Police for distraction burglary that occurred on 18 August 2009. He was found in Nottingham and arrested by Nottinghamshire Police on 31 January 2010 and charged by Humberside Police.
The arrest of image ref DE1 announced earlier this week, was mistaken identity. So police are still looking for the individual wanted for this offence.
Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers said: “Another arrest is fantastic news and Crimestoppers has been receiving a lot of useful information on the wanted distraction burglars. But we still do need information on the wanted individuals so we urge the public to still keep a look out and pass on information anonymously to Crimestoppers.”
DS Debbie King, of Operation Liberal said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the response from the public, distraction burglary is a particularly despicable crime committed by individuals who lack any moral fibre whatsoever. Following the fantastic response, police forces are continuing to add images to Crimestoppers’ most wanted of distraction burglary suspects. I would urge the public to keep logging on to the site and keep telling us where we can find them and in the case of the e-fits, who they are. Forces are still working on some very interesting information which will, I have no doubt, bring about more arrests soon.”
To view most wanted individuals log onto www.crimestoppers-uk.org .
Notes to editors
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org
- Around 19 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers. One person every four days is charged with murder.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 95,000 arrests and charges. Over £110 million worth of property has been recovered and over £178 million worth of drugs.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 808 arrests to date from 3,500 thousand appeals posted.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.
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