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Searches in south Armagh village after ‘positive sightings’ of on-the-run paedophile

Police 'narrow search area' for on-the-run paedophiles after public information

James White and Alexis Gusto

Police say they have received a number of “positive sightings” in the hunt for two on-the-run paedophiles in south Armagh.

And they believe they are coming closer to finding James White and Alexis Guesto – also known as Jason Lydiard – after an ongoing operation in south Armagh.

This afternoon, a search operation has been conducted in the Silverbridge area.

Officers remain in the area conducting further enquiries at this time.

Due to the heightened interest in the ongoing manhunt, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie, of the PSNI Public Protection Branch, has thanked the local community for the information provided so far as part of the search and given an update on the operation.

She said: “We have received a number of positive sightings and officers have gathered evidence which has allowed us to narrow the search area throughout the course of the day.

“I would like to reassure the community in South Armagh that police are committed to locating these individuals as quickly as we can and I would ask anyone who knows where these two men are, or believes they may have seen them to contact us on 101 quoting reference 395 of 28/04/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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