A North-East police force has issued its summer "wish-list" of at-large offenders that it would like to see “transferred” into the region’s custody cells.

Northumbria Police revealed what it described as its top 15 “transfer targets” with the new football season almost upon us.

All 15, who remain at liberty in the community, are wanted for a range of outstanding offences in the force area.

Officers believe that with the help of the public all 15 suspects can be brought into its custody suites in coming weeks.

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Following the success of similar previous public appeals, the force hopes the hot streak will continue.

Among the fugitives featured on the wanted list are: Thomas Allport, 32, of Ashington, who is being sought in connection with a burglary.

Forty-five-year-old John Armstrong, of Newbiggin Hall, and Lee Ferguson, 39, all of Newcastle, each wanted on prison recall.

Callum Cross, 21, of Newcastle, is on a warrant for failing to appear at court.

Gareth Downey, 36, who also has links to Sunderland and Newcastle, is wanted in connection with a robbery.

Jack Gaffney, 25, who has links to Wallsend, Cramlington and Ashington, is wanted in connection with a burglary

Fifty-five-year-old Kevin Greenfield, of South Shields, is to be questioned in connection with a stalking offence

John Hall, 35, of Houghton-le-Spring, is wanted in connection with a burglary

Anthony Johnson, 30, of Newcastle, is sought in connection with an assault.

Reece Lyall, 23, of Shiremoor, is also wanted in connection with a burglary, while 25-year-old Lewis Wood, of North Tyneside, is sought over an allegation of criminal damage

Officers believe the men all know they are wanted and are actively evading arrest.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Craig Metcalfe, head of crime at Northumbria Police, said: “Whenever we ask the public for help, they seem to rise to the challenge, and I’m hoping everyone can put in another five-star performance here.

“In the past, information from the public has directly led us to outstanding suspects and ensured they have been brought into custody for further questioning.

“We are hoping for the same outcome once again here.

“If anyone has seen any of these men out in our communities, or believes they know where they’re staying, please let us know.

“I’d encourage those pictured to hand themselves in at the nearest police station.

“We’d also remind everyone that it is a criminal offence to harbour a wanted suspect, which could result in a prison sentence.

“By working together, we can continue to detect and disrupt criminality across Northumbria and bring perpetrators to justice.”

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Anyone who has any information about any of the suspects pictured is asked to contact police immediately.

They are asked to do so via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page n the force website, via https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/our-services/report-it/tell-us-something/, in each case quoting, ‘wanted campaign’.