Gainsborough: Police release images of man wanted over a burglary and dangerous driving

Oliver Hargreaves.
Oliver Hargreaves.

Lincolnshire Police have issued two photographs of a man wanted in connection with a burglary and dangerous driving.

Oliver Hargreaves, 25, has been wanted since October 29th after a burglary occurred at a property in Lea Road, Gainsborough, in which a green Mini Cooper was stolen.

Hargreaves was injured in a collision on the evening of 29th October in Epworth, Lincolnshire, which involved the stolen Mini. He was taken to hospital in Sheffield for treatment but was not arrested at the time because of his injuries. He later discharged himself before he was arrested even though he was seriously injured.

DC Tom Hebdige, investigating officer, said: “A number of efforts have been made to trace Mr Hargreaves both by police here in Lincolnshire and colleagues in neighbouring forces, particularly in Humberside where he is wanted in connection with driving offences, but to no avail.

“He has links in Lincolnshire and also in another number of other areas as well including Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire and I am appealing to anyone who might have seen Mr Hargeaves or knows of his whereabouts to contact police.

“We believe he is aware that officers want to talk to him and is doing his best to keep his whereabouts from police. I would remind Mr Hargreaves, and anyone that might know where he is, that it would be wise to get in touch with police sooner rather than later because there are a number of serious matters that we need to resolve. Police won’t simply give up looking for him and these matters won’t simply just disappear; they need to be tackled head-on and we won’t stop searching until we have caught up with Mr Hargreaves.

“Also, if anyone is intentionally hiding him I would remind you that you could be committing an offence; if police find that you are we will do everything in our power to make sure you are held accountable. ”

Anyone who knows where Mr Hargreaves is should contact police immediately on 101.