Public warned to avoid this man as police launch manhunt for murder suspect

The public are being urged not to approach John Bellfield.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 22nd August 2022

Greater Manchester Police have launched a manhunt for a man wanted on suspicion of the murder of Thomas Campbell.

The public are being urged not to approach John Belfield, 28, but to contact the police with any information that could lead to his arrest.

Three images of Belfield, who is from the Openshaw area, have been released today.

The manhunt has been launched as part of the investigation into the murder of Thomas Campbell, 38, who was found dead in his home in Tameside on 3 July.

The murder suspect could be anywhere in the country but is believed to have links to Lancashire.


GMP have warned people that withholding information or assisting Belfield could lead to up to 10 years in prison.

A statement from GMP said: “Can you help us find a murder suspect from Manchester?


“John Belfield (13/04/1994) is wanted on suspicion of the murder of Thomas Campbell (38) in Tameside last month.

“Do not approach Belfield and if you see him call 999. We are actively seeking his arrest and ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts contacts us immediately.”

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The statement continued: “Anyone who knows Belfield, and may be withholding information, is reminded that assisting a suspect can lead to a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

“Our detectives continue to investigate Thomas’ death in Mossley after his body was discovered on the morning of 3 July.

“We’ve charged three people so far and continue to keep Thomas’ family updated while our specialist officers support them.

“Anyone with information should contact officers on 0161 856 6377 or using GMP’s LiveChat facility on or alternatively Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

Featured image: GMP