Police officers and staff in Hampshire Constabulary, along with other forces across the country, have been asked to assist in the nationwide appeal to trace Graeme Jarman (47) who went missing from his home in Durham on August 17 and has been named as a suspect in a murder investigation.
He has been a visitor to the south coast over the last 15 years.
Detective Superintendent Tony Harris from Hampshire Constabulary said: “There is no specific intelligence to suggest Mr Jarman is in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight but we appreciate your help in publicising this appeal because it is a nationwide search.
“Anybody in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight who believes they have seen Graeme Jarman or knows where he is should contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. “We re-iterate the advice from Northumbria Police that Mr Jarman should not be approached by the public as it is believed he could be a risk to himself and others.”