The hunt is on for a South Yorkshire man who has gone on the run during a major drugs investigation.
Detectives in West Yorkshire are keen to trace Stuart Horsfield from Doncaster in connection with a conspiracy to supply class A drugs throughout the north of England.
Horsfield, aged 41, was arrested on July 7 last year as part of Operation Stet and following interview was released on police bail until October, but he failed to return to the police station when requested.
His last known address is Sandringham Road, Intake, and despite extensive enquiries by officers, he has not been located.
Operation Stet ran between October 2009 and August 2010. It resulted in the seizure of over 50 kilos of Class A drugs with a street value of more than £5 million and almost £150,000 in cash.
It looked at the importation, distribution and supply of the drugs into and out of Bradford to Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire.
Detectives are taking the unusual step of releasing a photo of Horsfield in an attempt to locate him.
Officers believe he still has contacts within the South Yorkshire area and are appealing to member of the public to help trace him.
Det Insp Noel Devine, from West Yorkshire Police’s Crime Division, said: “We believe he may still be in the Doncaster area and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him or know where he is.”
n Anyone who may have seen Horsfield, or knows where he may be is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.