Polish drug dealer is ‘violent and dangerous’ – and hiding in Grantham

Have you seen Pawel Koperski?
Have you seen Pawel Koperski?

A POLISH drug dealer convicted of peddling in his home country is believed to be on the run in Grantham.

Police are warning people not to approach Pawel Koperski as he also has previous convictions for violence.

Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall said: “We are not advising anyone to approach him as he could use violence.”

Koperski, who has a tattoo of a pair of lips with the words “kiss me” on the right side of his neck, is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant after being convicted in Poland on charges of dealing amphetamines - a Class B drug.

He fled Poland after conviction and is believed to have settled in the area around three years ago.

Koperski has been named on the BBC Crimewatch website this week as one of its ‘Most Wanted Faces’, and specialist immigration police have been searching Grantham.

If caught, Koperski can expect to be extradited to Poland to face justice.

Koperski’s wanted status in Poland has only just come to light after he was charged with drink-driving offences in this country but did not show up at court.

He is known to have lived at various Grantham addresses, including College Street, Brewery Hill, Tilling Close and Welham Street.

Mr Newall said: “He will be known to the Polish community. We are appealing for them and anyone else to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300.