TV appeal for wanted man missing for four years

Date: Thursday 14th March 2019

A NATIONAL television appeal is being made on BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow to track down a man wanted for committing fraud across the UK including in Penrith.

Police want the public's help to trace Cumbrian man Thomas Joshua Carr, who has been missing since failing to appear at a court hearing in August, 2014, and is believed to have travelled as far the London and home counties area.

The 43-year-old is being sought by Cumbria police in connection with numerous alleged offences which took place throughout 2012 and 2013.

The alleged offences took place in Penrith, Carlisle and Kendal, where he is suspected of entering shops as a customer and then "committing fraudulent acts" within the premises. He is wanted by other police forces for similar offences.

Carr has connections to Cumbria, Hampshire, London, Milton Keynes and Scotland. He is a white male with short, dark hair.

An appeal for information on Carr’s whereabouts is being broadcast on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow today.

A police spokesman said: "Businesses within the Cumbria area should be aware and contact the constabulary if approached to supply goods or services to this person.”

Officers are also appealing for Carr to hand himself in or for anyone who knows his whereabouts, or has seen him recently to contact the police on 101.

Anybody with information can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at