'Give up' plea to murder suspect
The mother of a serial sex attacker wanted in connection with the murder of a pensioner has appealed to her son to hand himself in to police.
Graeme Jarman, 47, who is described by police as "a risk to the public", is on the run following the brutal murder of a 77-year-old woman battered to death in her own home.
Jarman went missing from his County Durham home shortly before Judith Richardson was found dead in Hexham, Northumberland, on August 19.
Detectives said he was a suspect in the murder investigation.
His mother, 71-year-old Irene Jarman said: "Graeme you need to hand yourself in immediately at the nearest police station, it's the best thing you can do.
"You've handed yourself in before and you can do it again."
Jarman has not been seen at his home in the Delves Lane area of Consett since August 17.
Durham Constabulary circulated him as missing after he failed to appear in court on a shoplifting charge on August 23.
He was seen in Stockton-on-Tees on Friday, which is when Cleveland Police joined the search.
His details have been circulated nationwide as he has links with the south of England.