WANTED: Convicted heroin and amphetamines drug smuggler still on the run

Credit: National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency is appealing for information about the whereabouts of a convicted drug smuggler who has gone on the run after absconding from prison.

Daniel Dobbs was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison in January 2014 after he was convicted of trafficking heroin and amphetamines following an investigation by NCA officers.

On 2 November 2018 Dobbs, also known as “Dobbo” to his friends, was found to be missing from his cell at HMP Hatfield Lakes, a category D open prison in South Yorkshire.

The 30-year-old’s last known address is in Malton, North Yorkshire, though he is also known to have links to Doncaster in South Yorkshire, Hornsea in East Yorkshire and Norfolk.

He has a scar on his right hand, a “Dobbo” tattoo in the centre of his back, and another tribal tattoo on his right shoulder.

Alison Abbott, senior manager at the NCA’s Lifetime Management Unit, said:

  • Anyone with information about can call the NCA on 0370 496 7622, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.