Police seek wanted drug offender

Darren Michael O'Donnell, 35, is wanted by police. Picture: Sussex Police
Darren Michael O'Donnell, 35, is wanted by police. Picture: Sussex Police

Police are trying to trace a convicted drug offender who is wanted for recall to prison and may be in the Brighton or Crawley areas.

Darren Michael O’Donnell, 35, was last seen on May 16 begging in New Road, Brighton, said police.

He was jailed for 20 months on January 26, last year for conspiracy to import controlled drugs, added police.

He was released on licence on November 4 last year with a sentence end date of September 3, this year.

During his release in license, police said he had failed to attend appointments with his probation officer and consequently was recalled to prison on May 12.

Police said he is white, 5ft 7in, of skinny build, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

When he was last seen he was wearing a dirty blue-and-cream long-sleeved shirt, electric blue chinos and bright blue sunglasses with yellow arms, added police.

He was also carrying a brown rucksack and looked generally dishevelled.

His last known address was at St John’s Mount, Mount Pleasant, Brighton, but he may also be in the Crawley area, said police.

Anyone who has seen Mr O’Donnell or knows of his latest whereabouts is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or report details online via www.sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101.

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