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WANTED: John Cove

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Have you seen this man?

Police are seeking the public’s help to trace John Christopher Cove, aged 30. Cove is believed to be in the East Devon, South Somerset or Dorset area.

Cove was originally charged with three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on 18th November 2016, is now wanted for failing to attend Exeter Magistrates Court.

Cove is also wanted on warrant for failing to appear at Magistrates Court in Devon for motoring offences and in Somerset for assaulting a police officer.

Numerous enquiries have been made by police to locate and arrest Cove, and we are now appealing to the public for information about his whereabouts and to report any sightings.

He is believed to be in the areas of East Devon, South Somerset or Dorset and is not considered a direct threat to the public. He is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build.

Anyone who sees John Cove or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 823 18/11/16 or Crime Number CR/025581/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111, or via the charity’s website at

Can you help?

Please provide as much detail as you can remember

Or email or ring 101
67101 sms/text number for the deaf/hard hearing/speech impaired
18001 101 Minicom/Textphone
quoting the crime reference number or pass on information to Crimestoppers anonymously via their Anonymous Online Form or call them on 0800 555 111

To report crime / incidents please use the Crime reporting form


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