POLICE have put out a second appeal to find a pair of mattress makers who disappeared at the same time as £12,000 of equipment.
Huddersfield CID want to find 45-year old John Gallagher and 51-year old Isabel Strain, who are believed to have fled the country to avoid arrest.
During the August Bank Holiday in 2008 around £12,000 of machinery was stolen from Nortonthorpe Mills in Denby Dale, Huddersfield.
Gallagher and Strain had been renting a unit at Nortonthorpe Mills at the time the theft took place.
The couple, who lived on Cookstool Road in Denby Dale, were running a mattress making business called So 2 Sleep and had loaned machinery from the owner of the unit before the theft took place.
Both are wanted in connection with the theft and police believe that they could be in Scotland, Northern Ireland as both have links to the countries.
Information has also been received that they could be in Kent.
DC Mike Dean said: "We are still determined to trace this pair in connection with this high-value theft and would appeal for anyone with any information on them to come forward.
"Since our last appeal, we received information that Gallagher had sent a letter from Maidstone in Kent so, as well as Scotland and Northern Ireland, I am appealing for anyone in that area who knows anything about these people to call me.
"Gallagher is a larger than life character and wherever he is, will probably be a user of local bars and pubs, so I am confident that someone will recognise him."
"We take these crimes seriously and will not allow offenders to think that they can leave the area and that we will forget about them, so I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact myself at Huddersfield CID via the West Yorkshire Police switchboard on 0845 6060606."