Fugitive suspected drug dealer could be hiding with family or friends in Cheltenham
SUSPECTED drug dealer Anna Jankawska could be hiding with family or friends in Cheltenham, police have now revealed.
The fugitive fled her homeland before she was due to stand trial.
She is wanted in Poland for allegedly being part of a crime network which supplied amphetamines.
More details have now emerged about where Jankawska could be hiding in the town. Detectives said there was a chance that relative could be harbouring her.
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A Met Police spokeswoman said: "Intelligence suggests that Anna Jankawaska is living in Cheltenham.
"It is believed she was part of an organised criminal network involved in the supply of amphetamines."
The 26-year-old is on a list of the 18 most wanted foreign national suspected criminals in the UK, which was released by the Met Police and Crimestoppers yesterday.
The list, released as part of Operation Sunfire, is made up of high-risk suspects who are believed to have committed crimes including murder, rape and firearms offences.
Jankawska, who is of medium build and has dark brown hair, is also thought to have links to Mitcham and Wimbledon.
The offences allegedly took place between 2008 and 2009.
Polish community leaders have urged anyone who with information to contact police.
Urszula Przybysz-Pereira, who runs a Polish community group in the town, said the large Polish community was "very close-knit" but would not "deliberately harbour a suspected criminal".
Cheltenham residents have expressed concern that Jankawska could be hiding out in the borough.
Only the most high-risk foreign nationals suspected of offences are on the Operation Sunfire list.
They come from countries including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Albania and Turkey.
Residents have been warned not to approach Jankawska if they spot her, and to call the police immediately.
If you have information which could help the search for Jankawska, call Gloucestershire police on 101.
Alternatively, call Crime- stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.