DURHAM Constabulary is trying to locate a 40-year-old man from Consett, who failed to attend his trial on March 22 for offences of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

The trial was heard at Teesside Crown Court in his absence and on March 31, Darren Towler was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

A sentencing hearing for Towler and his co-defendants is due to take place at Teesside Crown Court on May 12 and 13.

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Towler is 6ft 3inches tall and of large build. He is well-known in the local community having had a career as a professional MMA fighter.

If you see him or know where his whereabouts, please do not approach him, instead call the police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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