Man with links to Dereham and Fakenham on Norfolk police’s top 10 most wanted list

Karl Giddings is wanted by police.

Karl Giddings is wanted by police. - Credit: Norfolk Police

Karl Giddings is wanted for failing to appear at court in relation to drugs offences.

Police believe he could be in the Dereham, Fakenham or Watton areas, although he also has links to Thetford, as well as in Essex and London.

He is described as approximately 5ft 10ins, of slim build, with short brown hair and blue eyes. Back in 2010 he was jailed for four years and four months for his role in a heroin dealing network in Dereham.

Norwich Crown Court heard he was the 'central figure' within the group and the rest of the gang were 'virtually his employees'.

He was previously jailed for six years in June 2004 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and had been recalled to prison following his arrest for the drugs offences. He has been wanted since November 16, 2015.

Officers revealed the names of high priority suspects they are trying to trace over new year.

Aged between 28 to 57, they are being sought for offences ranging from breach of bail to failing to appear in court. Others are wanted in connection with crimes including attempted murder and a high-value burglary.

Police have issued a fresh plea for information to track down the individuals as some are still missing after almost four years. All have links to the Norfolk area.

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But while members of the public are being asked to come forward with information, they have been advised not to approach the individuals.

A police spokesman said: 'Officers are keen to speak to anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of any wanted persons we have issued appeals for. It is important that members of the public do not approach the individuals, but call Norfolk police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'