Tonight’s Crimewatch to feature wanted Boxted man

Alan Smith, from Boxted
Alan Smith, from Boxted
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A 56-year-old man who Suffolk Police posted as wanted earlier in the year will feature on BBC1’s Crimewatch programme this evening, as officers continue work to locate him.

Alan Smith, from Boxted, is wanted in connection with a number of counts of fraud, totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds, against more than 20 victims.

He failed to answer police bail last year and, despite extensive enquiries, he has not been located.

It is thought he may have changed his name and could now be anywhere in the country, with possible sightings in Manchester and London.

Smith is described as white, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of medium to stocky build, with a bald head.

He was publicised as wanted by Suffolk Police in February 2015 and tonight his photograph, and alias Alan Mitchell, will be featured on the national BBC programme in a further bid to track him down.

It is hoped the additional publicity may lead to new information that will help locate him.

Anyone who knows where Smith is should not approach him but should call police immediately by dialling 101.

Any information should be passed to Dc Sarah Elliott at Suffolk Police, quoting reference SU/14/124.

Information can also be given, anonymously, to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.