Police in Tameside hunt man wanted in Thomas Campbell murder probe
Police have warned people not to approach John Bellfield but to call 999 if you see him.
Detectives in Greater Manchester have asked for the public’s help in tracing a man wanted in connection with a murder investigation.
Police probing the death of Thomas Campbell, 38, in Mossley in Tameside in July, want to speak to John Bellfield, 28.
A GMP spokesman said: “Do not approach Bellfield and if you see him call 999. We are actively seeking his arrest and ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts contacts us immediately.
“Anyone who knows Bellfield, and may be withholding information, is reminded that assisting a suspect can lead to a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
“Our detectives continue to investigate Thomas’ death in Mossley after his body was discovered on the morning of 3 July.
“We’ve charged three people so far and continue to keep Thomas’ family updated while our specialist officers support them.”
Detective Inspector Mark Davis, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, added: “Thomas suffered significant injuries over a period of time, and I must stress that we do not want members of the public to approach Bellfield. If you become aware of his whereabouts, please do nothing more than dial 999, quoting Operation Ravensburgh. He is thought to be a dangerous individual who must not be approached.”
Police added two Rolex watches have been missing since Thomas’ death and they are appealing for help in tracing those.
‘We miss him dearly’
In a tribute to Thomas, his family said in a statement: “Tom was a loving son, brother, uncle and devoted father who was always smiling. He would go out of his way to help his family and friends without a second thought. We would ask anyone with information to come forward and help secure justice as his children miss him dearly.”
Anyone with information should contact officers on 0161 856 6377 or using GMP’s LiveChat facility here or alternatively Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.