These are the pictures of Britain’s 11 most wanted suspects released today by the National Crime Agency and charity Crimestoppers, as authorities appeal to the public to help track down the last few fugitives still on the loose.
The 11 suspects, who are wanted for crimes including murder, sex offences and drug trafficking, are still on the run since authorities tracked down 84 most wanted criminals following a nationwide campaign.
Now, the NCA and the charity Crimestoppers are appealing to the public for help tracing them.
They are said to be on the run across Europe with connections in Spain, and are most likely using false identities to get around.
The NCA has released details of the 11 fugitives, and are working closely with he Spanish authorities, UK law enforcement agencies and the British Embassy in Madrid as part of the Operation Captura campaign.
Authorities have so far captured 84 out of 96 on the most wanted list.
One case has since been dropped.
The 11 wanted criminals include John Barton, Allan Foster, Derek McGraw Ferguson, Fatah Benlaredj, Shashi Dhar Sahnan, Daniel Dugic, Jonathon Kelly, Sarah Panitzke, Dominic McInally, Kevin Thomas Parle and Mark Quinn.
Andy Cooke-Welling, of the NCA’s International Crime Bureau, said: “Operation Captura has been a resounding success.
“But we are still hunting the remaining fugitives on our list and will not stop.
“We urge holidaymakers and expats in Spain and elsewhere across Europe to keep their eyes and ears open this summer.
“There may also be people in the UK with vital information on their whereabouts, and we would urge them to get in touch. Having the public’s attention focused on them makes it so much harder to hide.”
Jonathon Kelly, aged 38, from Drumchapel, Glasgow.
Kelly is considered extremely violent and is wanted on recall to prison for serious assaults including paralysing a victim with a machete. He is around 5ft 10in, heavily built, has blue/grey eyes, a Scottish accent and occasionally a beard. He has scars on both sides of his face, his arms and his right hand.
Shashi Dhar Sahnan
Sahnan is accused of being involved in the importation of controlled Class A drugs, heroin, into the United Kingdom.
The huge quantity of drugs, which were concealed in packaging surrounding air conditioning units, was seized by HM Revenue and Customs during a joint operation with Leicestershire police in July 2007.
Customs officers found the drugs hidden in the struts of pallets upon which the machinery was being transported.
Born in India, Sahnan has brown eyes and wears an overt hearing aid in his right ear which sits over the ear.
Kevin Parle, aged 39, from Liverpool.Nicknamed ‘Hemp’. Parle is wanted for two murders in Liverpool in 2004 and 2005. He is around 6ft 6in and has ginger/red hair.
Sarah Panitzke, aged 45, from Fulford, near York, is wanted by HMRC for fraud, she is accused of laundering approximately £1bn for a crime group involved in VAT fraud.
She’s got a Yorkshire accent and is about 5ft 5in tall. Eighteen members of her crime group received sentences totalling 135 years.
Foster is alleged to have murdered David ‘Noddy’ Rice at the Marsden Bay Car Park in South Shields on May 24, 2006.
Said to be in his 40s, he is also wanted for two offences of conspiring to supply controlled drugs and also for the theft of a diamond ring.
Foster has links to the Canary Islands and Majorca. He is also known to use the alias Shaun Michael Wilkinson.
Wanted by Police Scotland on suspicion of supplying amphetamine. Between August 2013 and April 2014 Quinn was allegedly involved in an organised crime group concerned in the production, transportation and distribution of amphetamine with a street value of over £11m.
He is described as 5ft 9in tall, large build and has short brown hair.
Fatah Benlaredj is wanted for the rape of a seven-year-old girl in May 2007. Benlaredj also uses the nickname Samir.
John Barton was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in 2003 after being convicted in his absence for conspiring to import a commercial amount of heroin into the United Kingdom between 1999 and 2000.
He is believed to have links to Fuengirola in Spain.
The 28-year-old, from Fulford, near York, is wanted by Merseyside Police on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine. McInally is the alleged leader of a drug trafficking gang that expected to bank £1.25m every month. Members of the gang travelled to the border of France and Belgium to pick up six kilos of cocaine.
The package, secreted in a hidden compartment inside a Seat Leon car, was intercepted by police officers when they swooped on the gang near Crosby in January 2014. McInally evaded capture. Five members of the gang have received sentences totalling 48 years. He is described as 178cm tall and has blond hair.
Dugic is suspected of being involved in a conspiracy to import 255 kilos of cocaine. A number of other individuals were convicted in June 2011.
The conspiracy involved a small UK vessel meeting a commercial container ship in the English Channel from which the drugs were transferred. Although Dugic was not on board either vessel, he is alleged to have played a major part in organising the importation.
Derek McGraw Ferguson
Ferguson is sought in connection with the murder of Thomas Cameron on 28 June 2007 at the Auchinairn Tavern, Bishopbriggs near Glasgow.
Mark Hallas, Chief Executive at Crimestoppers charity, said: “Members of the public are one of our greatest weapons in the fight against crime. Once again we are asking the public to help track down most wanted individuals who are sought in connection with some violent, sexual and highly organised crimes.
“We’ve always had an overwhelming response to this campaign, to date 84 offenders have been caught across Europe.
“You can view all the appeals on the most wanted section of Crimestoppers website and if you know anything about the individuals please contact the Crimestoppers charity.
“No one will ever know who you are, not even us.”
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of a fugitive should can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously at crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.
If sighted, the public are advised not to approach any of the fugitives but to contact the police immediately.