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Elephant and Castle violent offender’s image released for the Met’s 12 Days of Christmas Crime list

A man who allegedly threatened to kill someone in Elephant and Castle is on a list of twelve criminals at large that the Met Police are asking for help in finding in the run up to Christmas – releasing their images as part of a “Twelve days of Christmas crime” appeal.

Lenin Rodriguez Jimenez, 24, is wanted for making a threat to kill on May 25 2021 on Elephant Road. He is also believed to be linked to a double stabbing. The police are looking for any information on Jimenez, along with eleven others.

The twelve offenders are wanted for a range of offences including grievous bodily harm and recall to prison. Their images have been released via the Met’s social media channels in the hopes members of the public may recognise them.

The suspects are classed as ‘high harm’ as they are either wanted in connection with violent offences or they are known to have a violent background.

Alongside the list, officers have released a threatening message from Superintendent Thomas Naughton, of the Violent Crime Task Force, who said: “To those who are wanted our message is clear – we will not stop looking for you until you are arrested. We will use technology and tactics to catch up to you – you won’t be able to evade justice forever.

“Do the right thing and hand yourself in to the nearest police station to prevent Christmas being ruined for your family and friends.

“We are always carrying out arrest enquiries and bringing offenders to justice so that we can keep everyone safe, but we also need the help of the public.

“If you know where any of these offenders could be, or happen to see them while you are out and about then I urge you to let us know, or inform the independent charity Crimestoppers as soon as possible. Help us to keep our communities safe this festive period.”

The full list of violent offenders the police are looking for can be found here.

If you see any of the twelve wanted offenders, call the police on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency. If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact the independent charity?Crimestoppers?on 0800 555 111 who will keep your identity anonymous. Alternatively, visit their?website.


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