Sunday 19 November 2017

Police cast the net in Valentine's Day quest for most wanted

Kyle Gilmore, 23, John Casey, 18, Lucia Biffi, 26, Aldo Oringa, 31 and Edward Stokes, 19, who feature in messages to people on the Sussex Police most wanted list (Sussex Police/PA)
Kyle Gilmore, 23, John Casey, 18, Lucia Biffi, 26, Aldo Oringa, 31 and Edward Stokes, 19, who feature in messages to people on the Sussex Police most wanted list (Sussex Police/PA)

Police have sent tongue-in-cheek love messages on Valentine's Day to a series of people on their most wanted list.

Sussex Police asked for a date with five people they are looking to speak to, and mocked up a card featuring their mugshots surrounded by love hearts.

The force also published a series of short video messages on its Twitter feed inviting the five people to come "back into our arms".

Those featured include convicted drug dealer Kyle Gilmore, 23, from Hastings, who became the butt of online jokes last month after police released his mugshot showing his unusually long neck.

Wags on Sussex Police's Facebook page advised officers to check tree tops, while another compared Gilmore to Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's alien character E.T.

Police said he had breached the terms of his licence since being released from jail after being convicted of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Others wanted include Lucia Biffi, 26, from Littlehampton, for alleged shoplifting offences and John Casey, 18, from Burgess Hill, for failing to answer bail.

The love messages also went out to Aldo Oringa, 31, who has links to Littlehampton and Worthing, for breaching his licence terms, and Edward Stokes, 19, from London, for alleged burglary.

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