Police issue fresh appeal to find Barnsley man wanted over assault claims

Officers have released a fresh appeal for help to find a Barnsley man who is wanted over reports of assault and criminal damage.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 4:54 pm

South Yorkshire Police are encouraging members of the public to come forward with information that could help them find Leon Wright, who is wanted by officers in Barnsley.

Detectives want to speak to the 42-year-old about his alleged connection with reports of assault and criminal damage in the Darfield area of Barnsley on Sunday, June 28.

Detective Sergeant Adrienne Sheekey is asking anyone who knows where Wright is to get in touch with officers.

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Officers have issued a fresh appeal to find Leon Wright, wanted in connection with reports of assault and criminal damage in Barnsley.

“We have circulated several public appeals for information and carried out extensive enquiries to locate Wright, who is wanted in connection with reports of criminal damage and a violent offence”, she said.

“We know that he has in the past used a couple of alias names – these are Leon Dylan Wright or Jarod Wright – and he’s originally from Doncaster, so we believe he still could have connections there, particularly in the Rossington area.

“He did have a beard, but he may not now, and had short brown hair.

“It’s really important that we locate Wright and I’d ask anyone who knows where he is, or knows where he has been recently, to contact police.

“If you see Wright, please do not approach him but instead call us on 101 quoting incident number 788 of 28 June.”

People can also report information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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