Page last updated at 10:31 GMT, Friday, 11 December 2009

Three wanted men sought overseas

By Damon Embling
Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC South

Keith Vincent (aka James Andrew)
Keith Vincent is a convicted paedophile and described as "violent"

Detectives are trying to track down three men, including a convicted paedophile, who may have fled the UK.

Keith Vincent, 66 of Salisbury, Wiltshire, has broken sex offenders register rules and is thought to be in Europe or South East Asia.

George Greenshields, 47, from Scotland, is wanted by Sussex Police for fraud offences and could be in Majorca.

John Levy, 37, is charged over the death of a cyclist in Southampton in 2008. He may be in Turkey or Australia.

Vincent, who may be travelling under the name James Andrew and using the nickname Buck, is a convicted paedophile.

He is described as "violent" and is currently featured on a national "most wanted" list, being publicised by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

When we lose people, especially those that go to other countries, it is challenging because you've got all sorts of language barriers
Det Con Dave Foster, of Sussex Police

He is white, 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall and balding with brown eyes.

Another man who appears to have slipped out of the UK is Mr Greenshields who is wanted for questioning over fraud offences totalling nearly £500,000.

Detectives believe he left the country between October and December 2008, after being released on bail by a court.

He is now thought to be on the Spanish island of Majorca.

As part of their investigation, they have seized a Range Rover worth over £60,000 and a watch valued at more than £6,000.

Det Con Dave Foster said: "When we lose people, especially those that go to other countries, it is challenging because you've got all sorts of language barriers.

George Greenshields
George Greenshields is originally from Scotland but wanted by Sussex Police

"That's when we have to approach other agencies to try and locate him.

"If anyone else has got information in relation to where he is, obviously it would be good for them to contact the police and we can pass that information on to the relevant agencies over in Spain, so that he can be located."

Sussex Police have enlisted the help of Europol, Europe's criminal intelligence agency, to help find Mr Greenshields.

With headquarters in the Netherlands, officers from all over Europe work together to gather and share information and act as a liaison for British police.

Driver jailed

Europol director Rob Wainwright, from Fleet in Hampshire, told the BBC: "It's about piecing together vital clues of information that we've collected from police forces around Europe in order that we can provide the best possible assistance to the investigating teams in these cases."

Europol have also been told about Mr Levy. He is thought to have left the UK in March this year after the crash on the Itchen Bridge in Southampton, which killed cyclist Derek Witt, 60.

John Levy
John Levy has denied charges relating to the cyclist Derek Witt's death

Driver Michael Filgate, 38, of Copenhagen Towers, Southampton, admitted causing death by dangerous driving while over the drink-drive limit and under the influence of drugs and was jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Mr Levy, of Osborne Road South, Southampton, was the passenger and owner of the car.

He denied aiding and abetting causing death by dangerous driving and other related charges.

He also denied being in possession of cannabis and was released on bail.

Inspector Allan Peacock, from Hampshire Police, said: "We've determined that he has connections in Turkey, he has a Turkish passport and also in Australia, where he is also an Australian passport holder. So we can only assume he's in Turkey or Australia.

"It's extremely important that we do try and trace him and bring him back to face the justices of this country."



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