A TOP detective is pushing for more information in a bid to find a wanted man who has not been seen for five months.
Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher, 27, vanished on May 11 and has not been in touch with his family or friends since.
Police in Hartlepool are concerned for his safety and say the smallest amount of information could prove key to finding him.
He is being sought by two forces as Durham Constabulary have a warrant out for his arrest because he failed to turn up to court in connection with a masked machete attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Green, of Hartlepool Police, is leading the investigation and has followed various lines of inquiry in the hunt for Scott, who lived in the Throston area of town.
He is now urging people to come forward for the sake of Scott’s family, saying even the smallest and seemingly innocuous details can open up a case.
Det Chf Insp Green said: “I would urge residents to get in touch and let us decide if the information they have is beneficial to the enquiry.
“We want to be able to tell Scott’s family that he is safe and well, and as Christmas draws ever nearer, it is going to be a difficult time for them if Scott’s whereabouts remain unclear.
“We have put a lot of resources into locating Scott and the case will remain open until we know that he is safe and well.
“I am concerned about the length of time he has been missing, but I want to reassure people that we are doing everything possible to find him.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Det Chf Insp Green on (01642) 302110 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.