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Officers re-appeal to find wanted man Stephen O'Reilly after he's found guilty of stalking offence

07 Nov, 2018 15:32 News Witness Appeals

We’re re-appealing to the public to help locate wanted man Stephen O’Reilly.

Investigating officer, PC Julian Crabbe from the Woking Complex Abuse Unit, said: “O’Reilly failed to appear in court in early October, and we’re continuing our investigation to locate him so he can be sentenced and brought to justice.

 “O’Reilly displayed manipulative and verbally aggressive behaviour towards his victim, and despite failing to appear in court, was found guilty of stalking; an offence which has caused an enormous amount of anxiety and distress. We’re pleased that the investigation has led to a guilty result and hope that this reassures residents that stalking is taken extremely seriously in Surrey.

“Further to our original appeal, he’s also known to have links to Bracknell and the Pitsea area of Basildon, so we’re appealing for family members or friends in those areas to help do the right thing.”

O’Reilly is described as white, of a medium build, around 5ft 9 inches tall and has short brown hair. He is believed to have links to Bracknell, Basildon, the Winnersh area of Reading, and the Dorking area of Surrey. 

O’Reilly failed to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Monday, 8 October, and in his absence, was found guilty of stalking after he showed disturbing, obsessive behaviour, sent abusive text messages to and published private photographs of his victim on messaging apps, leaving her concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information about Stephen’s whereabouts should contact Surrey Police on 101 or via surrey.police.uk/ReportIt, quoting reference PR/45180107636.

You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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