February 3, 2023

A hunt is underway for the man

Police in Bradford have issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man with half an ear, but have warned people not to approach him.

Dale Poppleton, 41, is wanted in connection with a “serious offence” and has been “deliberately evading” police.

Police have described him as a white male of medium build and 6ft1 tall.

His most distinctive feature though is that he is missing half of his right ear.

The Lancashire Telegraph reports that Poppleton is though to have connections with the north of England and was last seen in East Yorkshire.

Dale Poppleton is missing half of his right ear and is wanted by police in relation to a serious offence (West Yorkshire Police)

A statement issued by West Yorkshire Police reads: “Police in Bradford are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Dale Poppleton who is wanted in connection with a serious offence.

“He is thought to have connections to not only the Bradford area but the North of England and was last seen in East Yorkshire.

“Extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate Dale Poppleton but he is deliberately evading police.

“Anyone who sees Dale Poppleton is warned to not approach him but to instead call Police immediately on 999 or 101 or use the live chat facility quoting crime reference 13230018345

“Information can always be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.”

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