Hunt is on for convicted drug dealer who failed to show up at court to be sentenced

Police have released a photograph of a man who is wanted after he failed to show up at court following his conviction for dealing drugs.

Luke Frederick was found guilty at a trial held last month of conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

The 31-year-old, formerly of Crabtree in Peterborough, failed to attend Leicester Crown Court on Friday, September 24, where he was sentenced to seven years in jail in his absence.

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A warrant has been issued for his arrest by Leicestershire Police, whose officers are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

Detective Inspector Lee Hunt, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), urged people to come forward if they have information about Frederick’s whereabouts.

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He said: “Frederick was convicted along with three other men for their roles in a Class A drugs conspiracy, a case which our team spent a considerable amount of time and resource investigating.

“Since he failed to attend court to be sentenced, we have carried out a number of significant inquiries to locate him and are now turning to the public to assist us in locating him.

“I would ask anyone who knows where Frederick is, or has any information about his current whereabouts, to urgently contact police.

“Information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers if you wish.

“Frederick was involved a high value conspiracy to supply cocaine to our streets so it’s vital he is found and serves his time in prison for his crimes.”

Anyone with information regarding Frederick can contact police on 101, call the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111 or get in touch with officers using the force website.

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