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Twelve days of Christmas: South Wales Police issue pictures of a dozen people from Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot they want to talk to

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

  • PCSO Owen Smith signing Christmas cards that will be sent out to former criminals this year. Pictured at Port Talbot police station

  • Warren Davies

  • Teresa Thorne

  • Patrick Forbes

  • Mohammed Rajb.

  • Michael Lee Martin

  • John Chellow

  • Grzegorz Michalski

  • Emma Herbert

  • Donald O Leary.

  • Darren Palmer.

  • Craig Cullen.

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FORGET lords-a-leaping or partridges in a pear tree — it's not so much 12 days of Christmas as a dirty dozen.

The Post has teamed up with South Wales Police in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot to unwrap people officers want to talk to.

The people on this Christmas list are wanted in connection with a range of offences from breaching the conditions of a prison release licence to assault and drugs matters.

One has been tracked down, but there's still 11 on the list and officers are urging anyone with information about any of the faces featured in the rogues gallery to contact them.

Superintendent Phil Davies said: "South Wales Police is a 24/7 organisation and our pro-active approach in tracking down criminals and wanted people will not stop over Christmas. We have teamed up with the Evening Post to feature a number of individuals who are wanted for various offences.

"My advice to them is to hand yourself in now or run the risk of a visit from the police and being arrested over Christmas."

Meanwhile police are getting into the festive spirit by sending Christmas cards to known criminals.

The cards warn individuals to be on their best behaviour, and also invite people wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court or answer their bail to hand themselves in.

Inspector Karl Eenmaa, of the Port Talbot neighbourhood policing team, said: "The cards inform the recipients who are wanted on warrant or suspected of committing an offence that we will be conducing operations in the days leading up to Christmas and it would be in their interests to hand themselves in."

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  • simple  |  December 19 2013, 11:43PM

    why is it that police only step things up around Christmas time, it should be done throughout the year.

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  • chelsea1955  |  December 18 2013, 11:54PM

    WHAT A BUNCH OF DOSSERS

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  • Lewis99  |  December 18 2013, 11:49PM

    If they give themselves up to either of the two PCSO pictured what are they going to do? They haven't got any powers of arrest like Police Officers. No doubt the Proper Police Officers were too busy actually dealing with crimes/incidents to pose for pictures .

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  • V_Jones  |  December 18 2013, 11:07AM

    Click on the arrow on the picture to scroll through all of the images.

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  • skd1986  |  December 18 2013, 11:03AM

    The pictures are there swipe the photo on a mobile phone or there is an arrow on the photo if viewing on a pc. Alternatively buy the paper they are on the front page.

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  • deridu  |  December 18 2013, 10:48AM

    Where are the pictures then/ we can be an extra "set" of eyes

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  • bennyhill4  |  December 18 2013, 9:58AM

    If the police have issued these pictures, then where are they. Pictures are no good if the public don't see them

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