Police Appeal – Former Pub Boss on the Run

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Stephen Tims, Wanted by Police for charges of theft.

The Southern Daily Echo have reported today on the Police appeal that has been launched to try and locate a former pub boss that is on the run from the police, after stealing more than £25,000 from the business in Hampshire where he used to work.

37 year old Stephen Tims, is the former manager of the Waggon and Horses pub in Lymington, Hampshire. He had commenced work at the public house in May 2014 but after only six weeks of his appointment, he ran off with more than £25,000 of the pub’s takings. He had been arrested in connection with the theft but failed to attend bail. He has been on the run ever since.

The Waggon and Horses is part of a chain of businesses and the company owner, Jayne Gillin alerted police as soon as she realised that the stolen money had not been banked.

“Tims was arrested and suspended pending an investigation but skipped police bail.” … “He’d worked for us for years as a relief manager and was as good as gold, but problems started when he became manager.” …“We were devastated when we found out what had happened. Everyone was gutted.”

stated Ms Gillin. She then went on to say…

“I would like to see justice served. He has caused an awful lot of people an awful lot of upset”

However regarding her business now, Ms Gillin said…

“We have moved on….The Waggon and Horses is a lovely pub with a lovely reputation. It’s back on track and doing very well.”

According to a Police spokesman, the last known place that Mr Tims had been living at was in the Bournemouth area. He also said …

 “Officers have conducted extensive enquiries to try to locate Mr Tims and are appealing for the public’s help in finding him.

“Police believe he could still be living in the Bournemouth area and may be working in a pub or a bar.”

Stephen Tims is 5ft 11ins tall, white and has blue eyes and brown hair. If you, or anyone you know has any information regarding the whereabouts of Staphen Tims then please contact PC Jeremy Weston at Lyndhurst police station on telephone number 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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