10 Most Wanted
Bradford Police have released photos of men they suspect are connected with drug dealing in the city.
The ten fugitives are being sought as part of Operation Stalebank, which has so far put 80 dealers behind bars for a total of 260 years.
Officers are now appealing to the public to come forward with any information to identify these men and progress the investigation.
Detective Inspector Ian Bryar, who is leading the investigation, said: “Stalebank has made a big impact on the supply and distribution of heroin and cocaine in Bradford District, and more people are due in court later this month on charges of drug dealing.
“Information from the public has been key in helping us and our partners to run successful arrest operations and bring these people to justice.
“Our communities have made it clear to us that they do not want these negative role models in their community and that is why we are again appealing to the public to identify these men.”
This latest activity falls under West Yorkshire Police’s Viper initiative, which is transferring the fear of crime onto criminals themselves, and achieving significant crime reductions across the county.
The majority of Operation Stalebank criminals are being sentenced by Bradford’s most senior judge, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC.
Judge Thomas has described the ‘terrible blight’ and ‘human misery’ caused to society by the misuse of Class A drugs and has warned that anyone who gets involved in their supply faces the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence.
Anyone with information on any of the suspects is asked to contact DC David Jackson at Bradford District Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.