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Police Launch Most Wanted Website
Police Scotland's launched a most wanted website in the hunt for a number the country's most wanted criminals.
Derek Ferguson, wanted for the murder of Thomas Cameron in 2007 and Jonathan Kelly, who sparked a massive manhunt in Glasgow breaking the conditions of his prison release are amongst the men who feature.
A Fugitive Unit - which works with police forces around the world - was established when the single national force took responsibility for policing in Scotland two years ago.
The website describes the fugitives as "unfinished business for all police officers" and states that warrants will remain valid until arrests are made.
A statement reads: "Hard work and great efforts have been put into investigating these crimes, it is frustrating for the victims, their families and investigating officers when individuals evade capture and avoid facing justice.
"Police Scotland will continue to make every effort to ensure that they are caught and will face the charges against them in court."
Detective Inspector David Wilson from the Fugitive Unit said: "One of the main benefits of the most wanted section of the Police Scotland website is that you can log on across the world and look at the faces of those we need to trace.
"Criminals do not respect borders and we know that they need help from others in order to continue to evade justice. Like everyone else, they need somewhere to live and access to money."
''If you have any information on the whereabouts of these persons, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or non-emergency number 101.''
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