John Belfield: Two arrested as police hunt for wanted man over murder of Thomas Campbell in Tameside

The 28-year-old, who is being sought in connection with the murder investigation into the death of 38-year-old Thomas Campbell in Tameside, is on Greater Manchester Police’s critical wanted list.

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Police investigating the murder of Thomas Campbell in Tameside have made two arrests as they continue to hunt a wanted man.

John Belfield, 28, is on the critical wanted list at Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in connection with the killing of 38-year-old Thomas, who was found dead at home in Mossley in July.

Police have now arrested two people, a 59-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

And they have put out a fresh appeal for information on Belfield’s whereabouts as they continue to seek him.

What have the police said about the hunt for Belfield?

Detective Inspector Mark Davis, senior investigating officer in the murder probe, said: “We continue to work relentlessly, and our work is still very much ongoing to trace Belfield and his associates.

“I would like to remind people that assisting an offender is a criminal offence and anyone convicted of this crime faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

“Again, we would like to reiterate that John Belfield is thought to be a dangerous individual and members of the public should call 999 if they see him.

“Through new lines of enquiry, we strongly believe that Belfield is still in the UK and may be being assisted by somebody.

“We are really appreciative of the information and support we have received from the public so far and encourage anyone who may be able to assist us further to please come forward, information can be given anonymously.”

Police say Thomas’ body was found by a neighbour at his home on Riverside, in the Mossley area of Tameside, at around 10.40am on Saturday 3 July.

GMP believes Thomas was fatally assaulted the previous night and died from the injuries he sustained.

What should anyone with information about Thomas’ death do?

GMP says it has a dedicated online portal set up for anyone to submit images or video footage to help its ongoing inquiries into Thomas’ death. Anyone wanting to use this should go to the MIPP portal website.

Anyone with information that could help the murder investigation can also contact police by ringing 0161 856 6377, or by using the LiveChat facility on the GMP website.

Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.