South Yorkshire man wanted for shoplifting and assault

Ricky Bates.
Ricky Bates.

A South Yorkshire man is at large and wanted by police for shoplifting and assault offences.

Ricky Bates, aged 33, of Janets Walk, Wombwell, is being traced for allegedly committing the offences in Barnsley.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Anyone who has seen or heard from Bates recently, or who knows where he is, is asked to contact police immediately.

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"Please call 101 quoting incident 612 of 25 July 2018 with any information or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."