Can you identify the 'criminals of Christmas'?
POLICE are appealing to the public to help them catch seven criminals wanted for crimes ranging from burglaries to a sex attack.
Officers have turned to Mail readers in a bid to reveal not just their identities but to get them locked up in time for Christmas.
The "criminals of Christmas" are wanted in connection with a range of crimes committed this year.
Humberside Police has released e-fit images of seven suspects in an attempt to bring them to justice – making the streets safer over the festive period.
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Detective Constable Brian Coates, of Humberside Police, who is heading up the campaign, said: "We regularly release electronic images of people wanted for a number of offences and, in Humberside, we have about a 50 per cent success rate in locating those offenders.
"I can say this is thanks to help from the public and the media.
"This Christmas, we have decided to release these images, some which have been rereleased, in an attempt to bring these people to justice and to see if we can have them locked up instead of walking the streets and possibly committing further offences."
In the first part of the campaign, the police have released images of people wanted for burglaries, distraction thefts and a sexual assault.
The images have been created with the help of the victim to assist police in identifying who they might be looking for.
Among the most serious case is picture 2, an e-fit of a man who is said to have entered a house in Middleburg Street in Hull and committed a sexual assault on Tuesday, September 18, between 9.15am and 10.40am.
He told the woman inside the house he was there to carry out maintenance.
The woman walked away to make a phone call to check the authenticity of his claim when he hit her before sexually assaulting her.
The was a white man, aged in his late 30s to early 40s, with ginger hair and a ginger beard.
He had freckles on his face and arms, a scar on his face which ran from his top lip to his nose and pointed teeth. He was about 6ft and of a stocky build. He was wearing pale blue jeans and a faded black T-shirt, both splattered with pain and plaster.
DC Coates said: "At this time, we do not know where these people are and they could be living anywhere in the Humberside area, so please if you think you might be able to help us get them locked up then please make that call.
"Some of the offences they have committed have caused great distress to their victims and police want them brought to justice.
"I believe with help of the communities, we can achieve this."
Of the cases, some of the offences have been committed as a result of people not locking their doors and windows and letting people into their homes who they don't know.
DC Coates is urging people to be vigilant. He said: "There are a lot of non-genuine people who just want to steal from you."
If you can help, call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.