STAFFORDSHIRE Police are appealing for the public to help them locate Paul Lee Turner who is currently wanted for recall to prison.
Turner, aged 39, from Tamworth, is being sought by Staffordshire Police for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.
He is also wanted for failing to answer bail after been arrested in connection with a drugs offence. Both matters date back to October.
To date officers have carried out extensive inquiries with Turner’s family, friends and associates.
Officers have also searched numerous addresses across Tamworth after information was received Turner may have been hiding out at various properties. Unfortunately all lines of inquiry have proved negative so far.
We are determined to locate Turner and ensure he goes back to prison. Our efforts to locate him will continue.
Turner was jailed in October 2009 for drug supply. He was subsequently released from prison in April 2014 but has now breached his licence conditions.
It is believed that Turner is still in the Tamworth area. He was most recently seen on Sunday 28 December around the Kerria Centre area of the town on a pedal cycle. Although officers pursued on foot he fled.
It is believed Turner is regularly using a pedal cycle to get around and accessing cycle paths in and around the town to avoid being caught. He knows he is wanted by police and is going to great lengths to avoid arrest.
Officers will continue to carry out extensive inquiries to trace and arrest Turner and are appealing for assistance from the public to locate this man.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 516 of October 16. Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.