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Have you seen suspected paedophile Steven Carruthers? Police released him on bail, Now he is now on the run after thousands of obscene images of children were discovered on his computer.

He is one of Britain’s top 10 most wanted criminals.  Carruthers, from Bury, after officers discovered 5,332 obscene images of children on his computer.

The most serious of the images showed ‘contact sexual abuse’ between adults and children.

Officers raided Carruthers’ home in the idyllic village of Ambleside, in the Lake District, in March 2014.

When interviewed by officers the 43-year-old denied committing any offences.

He was released on bail and has now been on the run for two and a half years.

Carruthers is wanted by Cumbria Police on suspicion of 18 offences of making indecent photographs of a child.

He is described as being 5ft 8in tall, of a medium build with short brown hair or a shaved head and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Cumbria Police on 0300 124 0111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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