Reward offered to help catch thief believed to be living in Norwich, Wisbech or Peterborough

A reward of �10,000 is being offered by police for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection to a burglary.

It is believed James Doe, 37, who has been missing for more than nine years, may be living in Cambridgeshire or Norfolk.

Doe was harged in March 2001 for a burglary in Droitwich, Worcestershire, and was given court bail but failed to appear for his next court hearing and hasn't been seen since.

Det Chief Insp Gary Watson, from West Mercia Police, said: 'We have been attempting to trace James Doe for many years and as time goes on our determination to put him before the court only increases.

'The burglary he has been charged with saw a break-in occur in a house that was occupied and many expensive antiques stolen, which were worth more than �30,000.

'We have reason to believe he could be in Cambridgeshire or Norfolk or has been staying there recently. We are offering a substantial reward for any information that leads to his arrest.'

Police officers will soon start distrubuting posters about Doe in Norwich, Wisbech and Peterborough.

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DCI Watson added: 'The poster has two photographs of Mr Doe. While one is from 2001, the other is more recent and although it is not very clear, it does give a good idea of how he has aged.'

Anyone with information can contact police on 07854 127319 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.