Police search East End for drug-convicted Ian Watson for breaching bail

Police are searching for a convicted drugs dealer in the East End who has vanished after being given early release from prison.

They are looking for 45-year-old Ian Watson who has failed to report his whereabouts as a condition of his parole.

“Watson is wanted on a recall to prison due to breaching the conditions of his license,” said a police spokesman.

“He was jailed for intent to supply drugs and is supposed to report his whereabouts as part of his bail conditions—but we just don’t know where he is.”

Police have been checking Watson’s last-known address in Tower Hamlets, but have drawn a blank.

They believe he may still be in London and are appealing to anyone who knows where he is to contact Bethnal Green police station on 020-8217 3848, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.