Fugitive taunts police on Facebook and offers to hand himself in for £20,000

A fugitive taunted police on Facebook and offered to hand himself in for £20,000.

Aaron Stephenson, 27, is wanted in connection with an investigation into drug supply.

The charity Crimestoppers offered a £1,000 reward for his capture on Tuesday.

But he brazenly promised on Facebook to "double it" to anyone who did not disclose his whereabouts.

And he even tagged Northumbria Police in the post, ChronicleLive reported.

The force said the suspect, of Newbiggin, Northumberland, is wanted in connection with "a number of serious offences".

He is also wanted over a crown court warrant.

Officers said they had searched multiple addresses without success.

It prompted the charity to offer the reward for any tip-off that leads to his arrest and charge.

But he wrote on social media: "All the money use have took n ya offering a GRAND times the c*** by 20 n al walk in me self."

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brooks, of Northumbria Police, said: “We have made extensive enquiries in a bid to trace Aaron Stephenson and our efforts will continue until he is brought into custody.

"He is wanted in connection with a number of serious offences and we are asking members of the community who may know his whereabouts or who have recently seen him to come forward.

“Someone out there will know something and that may be the small detail that helps lead to an arrest.

“I would also appeal directly to Aaron to come forward and hand himself in and do the right thing.”

The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair and of medium build.

Ruth McNee, regional manager at Crimestoppers, said: “If anyone has information on Aaron’s whereabouts please remember that you can stay 100% anonymous by calling our charity or by using our simple and secure anonymous online form.

“No one will ever know you contacted us."

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