Caldicot man wanted by police since 2000 for breach of licence

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GWENT Police have renewed an appeal for information to locate a Caldicot man who was recalled to prison after breaching his licence.

Following a recent Crimewatch appeal to try and locate Keith Turner, 60, officers Police received information that a man matching the description of Keith Turner, 60, of Caldicot, described as similar in appearance was seen in the Hockley area of Essex.

Keith Turner failed to appear at Reading Crown Court on September 23, 2000 on the alleged offence of attempting to obtain property by deception by falsely issuing four cheques to the total value of £11781.46, between January 20 and 24, 2000.and A warrant was issued by the court for his arrest.

He was due to appear after being charged, by Thames Valley Police, with an alleged offence of attempting to obtain property by deception by falsely issuing four cheques to the total value of £11781.46, between January 20 and 24, 2000.

Following his failure to appear the Home Office revoked his licence and he was recalled to prison. Turner had been on life licence since his release from prison on March 23, 1993, having served 19 years after being convicted of the manslaughter of his mother and sister at Newcastle Crown Court.

Following his release from prison he moved to the Caldicot area in 1998 after spending a period of time in the Bristol area. He is described as approximately 5ft 7in tall with blue eyes and a northern accent. At the time of disappearance he had balding grey hair, a thin beard, glasses with ‘KEITH’ tattooed on his right forearm.

He has ‘KEITH’ tattooed on his right forearm. At the time of his disappearance he had lost weight due to an alleged illness, but prior to this he was of medium build.

Keith Turner is originally from the Newcastle area but following enquiries we know that he has also frequented/ has contacts in Birmingham, Reading and Slough, Bristol, Caldicot, Spain, South Africa and France.

He has been, and remains, circulated as wanted on the police national computer (PNC) since 2000 and enquiries have also been made on an international basis to locate him.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call police on Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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