Reward: £5,000 offered for information on York drug dealer

Wanted man: Alfred Dear

Shop this York drug dealer and you could earn a £5K reward.

Charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 in the hope of encouraging people to speak up if they have information on the whereabouts of serial criminal Alfred Dear.


Dear is wanted on a warrant after failing to return to court during the course of his trial for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. He was found guilty and will be sentenced on the 20 December.

He is the head of an organised crime group who were involved in the large scale supply of Class A drugs, namely heroin into York from outside of the county.

Have you seen him?

Alfred Dear is…

45-50 years old
about 5ft 10in tall
with grey, straight hair
and a beard

Alfred Dear has served prison sentences in the past for the supply of heroin and possession with intent to supply heroin, and for affray and assault.

The 45 year old is also charged in connection with an organised theft of a cash machine in the Humberside Police area and is on conditional bail which he is in breach of.

Crimestoppers charity is now offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to his arrest.


Crimestoppers regional manager Gemma Gibbs said:

  • Our charity is here to take information from the public about crime, with the ultimate aim of helping to keep our communities safe.

    Alfred Dear has a history of criminal activity and we are appealing to people who might know where he is to contact us, with the promise that you will remain completely anonymous.

    At Crimestoppers, our charity believes everyone has the right to feel safe from crime and from intimidation. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Dear, then we want to hear from you.

She said everyone who contacts them stays 100% anonymous.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Alfred Dear then contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable anonymous online form.