European suspects named

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Police have released details of nine people wanted on European arrest warrants who are mostly thought to be in West Yorkshire.

The men and woman, who are mostly Eastern European, are wanted in connection with a raft of allegations and convictions and are not thought to be linked in any way.

Superintendent Pat Casserly, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services - Operations, said: “Some of these people have already been found guilty or convicted of serious crimes in their native country - they have not come to West Yorkshire to reform or rehabilitate, rather to hide from justice. I am appealing directly to anyone who knows where any of these people are to contact police.”

They are wanted on bench warrants issued by the City of Westminster Magistrates Court following their arrests on European arrest warrants.

Polish Patryk Dola, 25, was sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for three assaults and two thefts of motor vehicles in his native country. Dola, who failed to surrender for extradition, is thought to have links to the Leeds area. Mimi Mirga, 24, is wanted in Poland after being sentenced to two years, three months and two days imprisonment for a knife point robbery. She was arrested on a European arrest warrant but failed to surrender for extradition. She has links to Harehills and to Ireland.

Jaroslaw Sobczak, 45, from Poland, has been sentenced to two years in prison for an armed robbery in his home country. Rafal Mieczyslaw Karczmar, 31, was sentenced to two years in prison in Poland for 40 burglary offences and three arsons. The others are: Andras Angyal, 45; Szabolcs Domotor, 31; Julius Dzudza, 33; Wojciech Kamil Podolak, 31 and British national Asif Alam, 41.