Hunt for wanted Northumberland man as Crimestoppers offers £1,000 reward

A reward of up to £1,000 is on offer as detectives hunt for a Newbiggin man wanted in connection with drug offences.

By Tony Gillan
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:51 pm

Northumbria Police is appealing to the public for information about Aaron Stephenson. Officers are keen to find the 27 year-old, who is wanted in connection with an investigation into drug supply and a crown court warrant.

Stephenson, of Woodhorn Road in Newbiggin, is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair and of medium build.

Efforts to find Stephenson are ongoing with a number of addresses searched as inquiries continue.

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Aaron Stephenson, 27, is wanted in connection with an investigation into drug supply and a crown court warrant.

Now officers leading the search have revealed that anyone who provides information that leads to him being arrested and charged, could receive a reward of up to £1,000.

The reward has been offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers – who can be contacted anonymously.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brooks, of Northumbria Police, has said the force will continue to do everything they can to locate Stephenson.

DCI Brooks said: “We have made extensive enquiries in a bid to trace Aaron Stephenson and our efforts will continue until he is brought into custody.

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"He is wanted in connection with a number of serious offences and we are asking members of the community who may know his whereabouts or who have recently seen him to come forward.

“Someone out there will know something and that may be the small detail that helps lead to an arrest. I would also appeal directly to Aaron to come forward and hand himself in and do the right thing.”

Ruth McNee, regional manager at Crimestoppers, added: “If anyone has information on Aaron’s whereabouts please remember that you can stay 100% anonymous by calling our charity or by using our simple and secure anonymous online form. No one will ever know you contacted us.”

Aaron Stephenson, or anyone who believes they may have seen him, is asked to contact Crimestoppers or Northumbria Police.

To be eligible for the reward you must contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or by using their simple and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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