MOST WANTED: Do you recognise these men hunted by police in the North West?

Crimestoppers is appealing for help in tracing six North West men on its most wanted list.

Crimestoppers, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, set up Most Wanted on its website to find information on criminals who had fled abroad.

Mark Hallas, CEO of Crimestoppers, said: “Most Wanted appeals to the nation’s ‘arm chair’ detectives – those who want to help fight crime from the safety of their own home and, above all else, anonymously.

“It was quite ground-breaking when it first launched as the first national online source of wanted individuals and it continues to be an important tool for UK law enforcement today.”

Details on the website about the suspects pictured here are:


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DAVID McDERMOTT (pictured top, centre) is wanted by police on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to blackmail.

He is wanted by the National Crime Agency on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to blackmail. He is believed to be a member of a Liverpool-based organised crime group involved in a conspiracy to supply cocaine. Approximately 400 kilos of cocaine was found hidden in a container of frozen Argentinian beef in May 2013 at Tilbury Docks. Not knowing the cocaine had been seized, he was observed by NCA officers meeting other members of the crime group. They allegedly discussed the use of violence against anyone who had information.

McDermott is aged 40 - 45 and about 5ft. 10in tall. He is originally from Ormskirk but his last known address was in Liverpool. He has a two-inch scar on his wrist.

HELP IDENTIFY MAN (pictured bottom, right) ... Police need the public’s help to identify a man wanted in connection with a £12m. cocaine haul.


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National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for help to identify the man after two separate importations totaling over 47 kilos were been uncovered as part of a two-year joint investigation with West Yorkshire Police. Following the discovery in Rotterdam of about 45 kilos of cocaine in sacks of paprika in August 2012, investigators watched as ‘dummy’ sacks were delivered via Tilbury Docks to a yard at Liverpool Docks. The unidentified man, who the NCA believe could be from Merseyside, Greater Manchester or Lancashire, was spotted unloading a lorry containing the sacks.

DAVID BENNETT (pictured bottom, left) is being hunted by police for conspiracy to commit burglary.

He is wanted for “Failing to Surrender” in relation to a conspiracy investigation into 21 bank and bus depot burglaries throughout England. He was due to respond to bail in Newcastle on June 16th 2015 regarding these matters and failed to appear. Bennett is from the Burnage area of Manchester and is believed to also have links to Wales and Lancashire. His current whereabouts are unknown.

He is aged 35 - 40, of medium build with light brown, receding hair.


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AHMED SALIM KHEZRI (pictured top left) is wanted for non-payment of duty on cigarettes.

A member of an organised crime group which supplied non-UK duty paid cigarettes at various UK locations, Khezri was found guilty in absentia at Manchester Crown Court and sentenced to six years in jail in April 2014. The cost to the taxpayer is estimated to be over £2.2mi.

An Iranian citizen, he is aged 25 - 30.

KELVIN RILEY (pictured bottom, middle), from Wigan, is wanted by Greater Manchster Police for breach of his electronic curfew and is wanted on warrant.


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He is aged 30-35

KRISTOPHER MICHAEL AYRE (pictured top, right), from Wigan is wanted for recall to prison. he is aged 25-30

Recognise any of these suspects? Call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111