The UK’s 25 Most Wanted criminals at Christmas

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These are the faces of the UK’s 25 most wanted criminals who police desperately want to get in prison for this Christmas.

The National Crime Agency has listed the criminals on their website. An important message on the website reads: “Do not approach any person featured on this site. In an emergency, call 999.”

Below is a rundown of the National Crime Agency’s most wanted criminals as of December 23.

Richard Wakeling



Summary

Convicted and sentenced to 11 years for attempting to import liquid amphetamine

Full Details

Richard Wakeling, from Brentwood, Essex, tried to import £8million of liquid amphetamine into the UK in April 2016. On April 9 last year he was convicted and sentenced to 11 years after he absconded before his 12-week trial began.

Height: 5’11

Rezgar Zengana



Summary

Convicted of the rape of a 25 year old woman

Full Details

On the 10 December 2006 at Argyle Street, Glasgow, Zengana posed as a private hire taxi driver to pick up his 25 year old female victim before driving her to a private dwelling where he raped his victim. He was convicted of the rape but is still to be sentenced for this offence.

Height: 180 – 185cm

Mehmet Salih



Summary

Accused of being involved in a conspiracy to supply cocaine

Full Details

Between December 2010 and November 2011 Salih is accused of being involved in a conspiracy to supply cocaine. It is believed he was contacted on a regular basis by an associate for the purposes of buying cocaine, delivering it and collecting payments.

In May 2011 Salih allegedly visited Lincolnshire to deliver a quantity of cocaine that was subsequently recovered by the police. He was arrested and was in possession of £20,000 (€25,000). Salih was released on bail to appear at a police station later in the year but failed to attend.

Height: 165 – 170cm

Daniel Dugic



Summary

Suspected of being involved in a conspiracy to import 255 kilos of cocaine.

Full details

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.

Mark Liscott



 

Summary

Sentenced to nine years imprisonment in January 2005 for supplying cannabis in the West Midlands area.

Full details

Liscott, who is originally from Great Barr, Birmingham, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in January 2005 for supplying cannabis in the West Midlands area. He served part of his sentence before he was released on licence. He breached the terms of his licence and it’s believed he became involved in the distribution of drugs, working with organised crime groups in both Nottingham and London.

Build: medium
Height: 175 – 180cm

Shazad Ghafoor



Summary

Wanted on suspicions of fraud, dangerous driving, possession of criminal property, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, failure to surrender to bail.

Full details

Ghafoor took a courtesy car from a dealership in Manchester in August 2013 using a driving license in another person’s name. Police spotted the car and the pursuit ended in the Halifax area when he crashed. His wife and two children, who were also in the car, suffered minor injuries. Cash to the value of £80-100,000 was recovered.

There were traces of heroin, cocaine and cannabis on the notes. He was charged with fraud, possession of criminal property, dangerous driving and disqualified driving. Ghafoor was also charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply after a vehicle was searched in Withington in November 2013 and cannabis worth £245,000 was found. In May 2014 Ghafoor pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. He was due to appear at court in February 2015 in relation to the other charges but failed to answer his bail and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Build: medium
Height: 5’11

Derek McGraw Ferguson



Summary

Wanted in connection with a murder in Glasgow in 2007.

Full details

Ferguson is sought in connection with the murder of Thomas Cameron on 28 June 2007 at the Auchinairn Tavern, Bishopbriggs near Glasgow.

Height: 155 – 160cm

Osman Aydeniz



Summary

Wanted in connection with conspiracy to supply diamorphine.

Full details

Aydeniz is wanted in connection with conspiracy to supply 17.83 kg of diamorphine. Three others have already been convicted in connection with this offence. He is also wanted for conspiracy to commit theft and transferring criminal property.

David Ungi



Summary

Wanted in connection with murder and unlawful distribution of controlled drugs.

Full details

In July 2015, Ungi and two associates were in a vehicle on Banks Road in Garston, Liverpool, which police believe rammed a motorcycle carrying two males. A single shot from a 12-gauge shotgun was fired inflicting a fatal injury to one of the men and injuring the other. The murder victim was Garston teenager Vinny Waddington.

Ungi is also alleged to be involved in the unlawful distribution of controlled drugs in the Liverpool area.

Height: 5ft

Allan Foster



Summary

Wanted in connection with murder in South Shields and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

Full details

Foster is alleged to have murdered David ‘Noddy’ Rice at the Marsden Bay Car Park, South Shields on 24th May 2006.

Foster is also wanted for two offences of conspiring to supply controlled drugs and also for the theft of a diamond ring.

Build: slim
Height: 170 – 175cm

Ozgur Demir



Summary

Wanted in connection with conspiracy to supply diamorphine.

Full details

Demir is wanted in connection with conspiracy to supply 17.83 kg of diamorphine. Three others have already been convicted in connection with this offence.

David John Walley



Summary

Wanted on suspicion of importing MDMA and cocaine.

Full details

Between November 2012 and January 2013 several deliveries were made to an address in Manchester. In January 2013 one of the parcels was intercepted by the authorities and found to contain MDMA and cocaine. It is alleged that Walley arranged the importation of the drugs.

During a routine traffic stop check by Amsterdam Police in September 2014, Walley identified himself as another person and produced a passport that was later found to be false.

Build: medium

Height: 5’8

Kevin Thomas Parle



Summary

Wanted in connection with two murders in Liverpool in 2004 and 2005.

Full details

Kevin Thomas Parle is wanted in connection with the murders in Liverpool of 16yr old Liam Kelly in 2004 & Lucy Hargreaves in 2005.

Build: stocky

Height: 195 – 200cm

Ersin Mustafa



Summary

Believed to have been involved in insider dealing.

Full details

Between 2006 to 2008, Mustafa is believed to have been involved in insider dealing with seven other individuals. While employed at the London branch of investment bank JP Morgan Cazenove, he allegedly obtained information about future acquisitions and mergers, which were provided to others who then traded using this information.

Over a two-year period, the group made approximately £2.5 million in criminal profits. In July 2008 Mustafa was arrested by the City of London Police and then released on bail.

It is believed he fled the UK around December 2009.

Build: stocky

Height: 165 – 170cm

Mark Quinn



 

Summary

Wanted by Police Scotland on suspicion of supplying amphetamine.

Full details

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 9ins tall, large build and has short brown hair.

Build: large

Height: 5’9

Fatah Benlaredj



Full details

Wanted for the rape of a 7 year old girl.

Christakis Philippou



Summary

Wanted in connection with travel agency scam that defrauded an estimated 20,000 people.

Full details

Between 2004 and 2006, Philippou was involved in conspiracies where he and his co-defendants repeatedly set out to acquire, or sometimes to set up from scratch, travel agency businesses which were used as vehicles for fraud.

The travel agencies attracted customers by offering cut-price holidays. The prices were so low that legitimate companies could not compete with them. In each case, the travel agency ceased to trade, leaving customers without a holiday. This scam defrauded an estimated 20,000 people.

Height: 165 – 170cm

Dominic McInally



Summary

Wanted by Merseyside Police on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Full details

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.

Height: 178cm

Shashi Dhar Sahnan



Summary

Accused of being involved in the importation of heroin.

Full details

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.

Build: stocky

Height: 170 – 175cm

Timur Mehmet



Summary

Convicted of fraud and sentenced to eight years.

Full details

Mehmet is wanted for his role in a conspiracy to cheat the public revenue by operating a Missing Trader Intra-community (MTIC) fraud. This caused a loss to the UK of £25 million (€31.5million).

Mehmet appeared in court in June 2007 and was told that failure to return for his trial in October 2007 could result in him being tried and sentenced in his absence. He failed to attend and was subsequently found guilty. He was sentenced to eight years.

Build: slim

Height: 175 – 180cm

Jonathon Kelly



Summary

Wanted by Police Scotland on recall to prison to serve remaining sentence for a number of serious assaults.

Full details

Wanted by Police Scotland on recall to prison to serve remaining sentence of 9 years 10 months for a number of serious assaults.

Kelly, who is extremely violent and poses a high risk to both police and members of the public, was convicted at various courts of a number of offences between 2002 and 2010. He received sentences in excess of 16 years, and in September 2013 he was released on licence but failed to adhere to conditions set.

The offences he was convicted of included an assault to severe injury and danger of life, robbery, assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, breach of the peace and having a sharply pointed implement in prison. In one of the most serious assaults Kelly stabbed and paralysed his victim using a machete.

He is described as 180cm tall, heavy build, blue/grey eyes, short brown hair, Scottish accent, and occasionally has a beard. Also has scars to the left and right side of the face, on his arms and his right hand.

Build: heavy

Height: 180cm

John Barton



Summary

Convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for conspiring to import heroin.

Full details

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.

Build: medium

Height: 170 – 175cm

Costas Sampson



 

Summary

Convicted of rape and theft.

Full details

On 25 August 2012, Sampson was convicted of raping a girl he met at a nightclub in London in February 2010. The girl was taken unwell after accepting a drink from a stranger, and Sampson and a friend offered to take her home. Sampson told one of the girl’s friends that he was a medical expert. He later raped the girl at her flat while she was incapacitated.

Sampson was also convicted of stealing her mobile phone, plus her flatmate’s laptop and games console.

Build: large

Height: 175 – 180cm

Sarah Panitzke



Summary

Wanted by HMRC for conspiracy to acquire criminal property.

Full details

Wanted by HMRC for conspiracy to acquire criminal property.

Panitzke was a senior member of a crime group involved in a VAT fraud. She controlled the company accounts of many companies remotely via different IP addresses. Panitzke travelled extensively to further the fraud to places including Dubai, Spain and Andorra.

She was responsible for laundering approximately £1billion pounds. Panitzke absconded in May 2013 prior to the end of the trial and was convicted in her absence. She was sentenced to eight years on 22 August 2013. Eighteen members of the crime group received sentences totalling 135 years. She is described as 170cm tall, slim build with mousey straight hair, blue eyes and has a Yorkshire accent.

Build: slim

Height: 170cm

Michael Paul Moogan



Summary

Alleged to be involved in a conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK.

Full details

Moogan, from Liverpool, is believed to be linked to a Rotterdam café raided in 2013 as part of a series of coordinated strikes in the UK and the Netherlands.

It is suspected the café was being used as a front for an operations centre for international drug traffickers where they could meet for negotiations with cartels and for arranging the financing and transportation of huge quantities of drugs.

It is alleged that during 2013 Moogan was involved in a conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK.

Height: 180 – 185cm

If you see any of these people, do not approach them and call 999.



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