Wanted suspects were today given a Christmas warning - go to the police or spend the festivities behind bars.

Tracy Catherine Whelan, whose last address was Roseveare Road, Eastbourne, is wanted for an alleged theft, while Victoria Hodge, of Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, failed to appear at court to face a burglary charge.

George Frederick Ceilar, who was last known to be living in Compton Street, is also wanted by police.

Chief Inspector Peter Mills, Eastbourne District Commander, said: "These alleged criminals in Eastbourne have nowhere to hide and will be arrested.

"They have a choice - come to the police station now or they risk my officers arresting them on Christmas Day or over the New Year period.

"It's up to them. They can either eat turkey with their family or do turkey in the police cells."

Other suspects wanted by police are Andrew George Buller, of Fountains Close, Daniel Michael Tully, of Langney Road, Wendy Morgan, of Hazelwood Avenue, Daniel Christopher Sands, of Waterworks Road and Leonard Douglas Blake, of Ceylon Place.