CRIMESTOPPERS has launched its first ever most wanted campaign ­— and it includes sought after faces which may be on the Isle of Wight.

The charity's campaign is displaying the faces of 27 wanted individuals on a digital advanscreen in Newport today (Wednesday).

The individuals are wanted for a variety of offences, including assault, harassment and burglary.

They all relate to incidents which have taken place on the Island and in Hampshire

Among those featured on the list is Matthew Shipman, wanted in connection with burglaries on the Island. 

Read more: CCTV image of man sought by police for Isle of Wight burglaries

Crimestoppers launched the UK's Most Wanted back in 2005, and it has been highly successful, with more than 4,300 arrests to date.

We are urged to visit and to scroll down to select the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight region.

Should we recognise any of the suspects, and have information on their potential whereabouts, we should contact Crimestoppers charity, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at

Emily van der Lely, regional manager at the charity, said: “This is the first time we have facilitated most wanted on the Isle of Wight and I look forward to increasing awareness of our charity and publicising wanted individuals.

“Our independent charity empowers communities to speak up and stop crime.

"While Hampshire and Isle of Wright is a comparatively safe county, there are people at large who are wanted by law enforcement.

“The success of our Most Wanted campaign is down to the public and their willingness to help protect those they love and the communities they care about."

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