Police name man wanted after frail OAP was targeted

Wanted: Kevin Waterworth
Wanted: Kevin Waterworth

POLICE have named their prime suspect for a callous raid on a frail Wigan pensioner’s home.

Officers say the 90-year-old disabled widower remains “haunted” by the burglary of the house more than 16 months ago.

Intruders ransacked the address in Wigan Road, Standish, breaking in through a side door then smashing through several locked internal doors before systematically ransacking rooms.

The security-conscious victim was out at the time and returned home to find the place turned upside down.

Officers investigating the crime took the unusual step today of naming a man they want to question in connection with the break-in.

They also released a picture of him in a bid to jog someone’s memory.

Kevin Waterworth, 55, has links to Merseyside and detectives believe he has vital information in relation to the investigation.

It was at some time between 12.30pm and 4pm on Thursday, November 25 2010, that the burglary took place.

Nothing was taken in the raid but there was extensive criminal damage to the doors and the rooms were left in chaos by the ransacking.

PC Philip White said: “This offence continues to haunt the victim, who was already a vulnerable person when this happened. We have carried out a number of inquiries and now believe that Waterworth has vital information. Anyone in Knowsley in Liverpool or in Wigan who knows where Waterworth is needs to make contact with us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7147 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.