August 19, 2022

Wiley had been due to appear in court in November

Police in London have issued an appeal for the whereabouts of rapper Wiley after he failed to show up at court six months ago.

A warrant was issued for the 43-year-old musician’s arrest in September after he failed to turn up to court to face allegations of burglary and assault by beating charges.

On Wednesday, police issued a fresh appeal for information on Wiley’s – real name Richard Cowie – whereabouts.

In a tweet, Newham police said: “Can you help? We would like to speak with Richard Cowie for failing to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court.”

According to the police, his last known location was Tower Hamlets.

He had been due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court for burglary and assault by beating charges, after he allegedly broke into the home of former kickboxer Ali Jacko on August 28, 2021.

The rapper had been using Jacko’s studio before the pandemic, Sky News reports.

He is accused of illegally entering the property in Forest Gate, east London, before smashing plates and assaulting Jacko.

Anyone with information should call 07747 209885, or can tweet @METCC quoting his name. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The MailOnline reports that the rapper released a video on a new Instagram account in which he asks for work and can be seen with friends eating food.

See also  Multiple fatalities after planes collide mid-air over airport

Related links: