The force’s suspect team apprehended Tai Saide last night (February 4) at an address in Greater Manchester after he failed to appear at Derby Crown Court for drug offences nearly two years ago.
A warrant was issued by the court but Buxton Police said ‘it became extremely difficult’ to find Saide who had links to both Manchester and Yorkshire and was first declared a wanted man in 2019.
Saide even featured on the BBC television programme Crimewatch while he was sought by officers.
In a message posted to Facebook, Buxton Police praised the community for their help and reassured them that their reports are followed up.
“We’d like to thank the public for the support our appeals and press releases have received over the past 2 years", the force wrote.
"We do follow up the information you give us and we don’t give up!