Police have asked for help finding a wanted suspect in the murder of a man who was tortured to death.
Thomas Campbell, 38, was attacked inside his home in Mossley, Greater Manchester, after being ambushed when he opened his front door last July.
John Belfield, 28, of Openshaw, Greater Manchester, is still wanted on suspicion of his murder.
At Bolton Crown Court on Wednesday, Campbell’s ex-wife Coleen Campbell, Stephen Cleworth, 38, and Reece Steven, 29, were jailed for a total of 62 years for their part in his death.
Mr. Campbell’s body was found by a neighbor at his home in Riverside at about 10:40 am on Saturday, July 3, 2022.
He was fatally assaulted the night before and died from the injuries he sustained.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are still searching for Belfield in connection with the incident and have warned people not to go near him as he is “dangerous”.
Police said he has links to Greater Manchester and Lancashire but now believe he left the UK and could possibly be in Spain or Tenerife.
The conspiracy to kill Campbell was meticulously thought out and used those closest to Thomas to track his every move, police said.
Those involved in his murder formulated a plan for the attack that focused on their daily routine, which Campbell knew well.
The police added that they were recruited to share the information they needed to carry out the attack.
She provided the exact locations of Mr. Campbell’s whereabouts, through phone messages and calls to another member of the group.
Detectives found the location of a tracker attached to Thomas’ truck.
Campbell told the jury that she believed the scheme was only to rob her ex-husband of his property, namely two Rolex watches, the whereabouts of which remain unknown to police at this time.
Campbell was jailed for 13 years and Cleworth was sentenced to 12 years after they were convicted of manslaughter with conspiracy to rob.
Steven was found guilty of murder with conspiracy to rob and jailed for life with a minimum of 37 years.
Detective Inspector Mark Davis, from GMP’s Major Incidents team, said: “Thomas sustained significant injuries over a period of time, and I must stress that we do not want members of the public anywhere near Belfield.
“If you learn of his whereabouts, just dial 999, citing Operation Ravensburg.
“It is believed to be a dangerous individual who should not be approached.”
He warned members of the public and Belfield associates that aiding a criminal was a criminal offense and anyone convicted of doing so faces up to 10 years in prison.