IT’S the alternative festive countdown that could help solve crime and find some of Hampshire’s most wanted people.

Today the Daily Echo’s seasonal calendar returns, but with a twist, as we mark an alternative 12 days of Christmas.

We’ve joined forces with Southampton police who are looking for readers to help them find a selection of suspects who are wanted – but they simply cannot be traced.

Every day from now until Christmas Eve we will be revealing a new face and details about what they have allegedly done – both in the paper and in an interactive section on this website.

If you recognise them, police simply want you to pick up the phone and tell them and help clear up some unsolved crime this Christmas.

To find out more about the first person police wish to find, simply visit the Crack A Crime section here.