Sun FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 0191 548 77 99

Man wanted by police after Chester-le-Street murder

Christopher HILLS

12:45pm 8th February 2018

Detectives investigating the murder of a County Durham man have warned that anyone shielding a suspect is putting themselves at risk of prison. 

Officers investigating the murder of Michael Price want to speak to 30-year-old Christopher Hills in connection with the inquiry and are concentrating efforts to find him on the Chester-le-Street area. 

Mr Price, 36, suffered head injuries during an incident in the Victor Street area of the town in the early hours of Saturday, January 13 and died in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, on Wednesday, January 24. 

Several operations have already been carried out as part of the ongoing investigation and police today made a fresh appeal for information over the whereabouts of Mr Hills, saying they believe that friends or associates may be helping him evade arrest. 

Detective Inspector Andy Smith, of Durham Constabulary, said:

“It is a priority to find and speak to Christopher Hills in connection with the investigation into the murder of Michael Price. 

“It is fair to say we are focussing our efforts to find him on Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area. 

“Mr Hills has strong connections with the town and a number of known friends and associates in the area”.

DI Smith added:

“If anyone knows where he is, they should contact us immediately. 

“If anyone is harbouring him they need to realise they are committing a criminal offence and putting themselves at risk of prosecution”.

Mr Hills, who is also wanted on recall to prison after his parole licence was revoked, is described as being 6ft tall and of heavy build. 

Anyone who sees Mr Hills is warned not to approach him, but should contact police immediately. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Specially trained officers are continuing to support the family of Mr Price. 

Paul Ronald Watson, 30, of The Crescent, Chester-le-Street, has been charged with murder and remanded to appear before Newcastle Crown Court later this month. 

Two women, aged 35 and 36, who were arrested last month on suspicion of murder have both been released under investigation. 

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
George Hill

Sunderland man wanted for not appearing in Preston court

Officers are searching for the 68 year old

Durham Police HQ Flag at half mast

LATEST: Man shot by Durham Police

The IOPC are now investigating

Most read
Daniel Amsterdam Just Giving

Fundraising to bring a young Peterlee man's body home

Daniel Sirrell drowned while on holiday in Amsterdam with a group of friends

Newer article

Work gets underway on historic Sunderland buildings

Local: Restoration work on High Street West has begun, including on the original site of Binns department store

Older article

Four-legged recruits keeping us safe over festive period

Local: Northumbria Police's four-legged colleagues have been enjoying their Christmas keeping us safe

Top articles

North East colleges and schools chosen to teach T levels

Local: Some students starting in September will have access to the new courses

'Mind-reading' headset allows viewers to change plot of new film

National: A new brain-controlled film has been produced which picks up the reactions of the viewer and changes the story based on their response.

'Mind-reading' headset allows viewers to change plot of new film

Showbiz: A new brain-controlled film has been produced which picks up the reactions of the viewer and changes the story based on their response.

Shane Watson smashes ton as Chennai Super Kings demolish Sunrisers Hyderabad to win IPL

Sport: Shane Watson's ruthless century steered Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title as they overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in Mumbai.

More than a dozen killed by outbreak of rare nipah virus in India

World: At least 13 people have died in India after an outbreak of a rare disease that health officials warn could cause a global epidemic.

New Chewbacca Mom

Strange News: This woman puts on a Chewbacca mask during labor with hilarious consequences.

Facebook instagram logo  Twitter youtube icon   app icon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun FM Facebook

 

Sun FM Twitter

 

 

 facebook  instagram logo twitter youtube icon

Login

Become a Sun FM VIP

Copyright Sun FM Limited 2018

Sun FM accepts no responsibility for the content of external sites.