Hastings police double reward for wanted man

Joe Nelson. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170712-174444001
Joe Nelson. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170712-174444001

A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joe Nelson, believed to be in the Hastings area, has been doubled to £1,000.

Nelson, 19, unemployed, and with a South London address, is wanted in connection with a recent house burglary in Hastings.

He is described as white, around 6’ 4” and of skinny build, with dark brown hair and green eyes.

Superintendent Dave Padwick, of the East Sussex division, said: “We are determined that Nelson will be detained and brought before the courts. By doubling the reward for him we hope someone will come forward with information concerning his whereabouts, associates and activities.

“Any person who assists Nelson in evading arrest should be in no doubt that they may themselves be arrested and prosecuted for committing an offence.”

Anyone seeing Nelson or knowing of his whereabouts is asked to report details online or call police on 101, quoting serial 47170177269. Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.