A VAN displaying the picture of wanted man Leon Cullen has toured Warrington this afternoon.

Cheshire Police are currently hunting the 30-year-old, from Warrington, in connection with an investigation into drugs and firearms offences.

And the force continued its efforts to raise awareness of the wanted man today, Saturday, when a digivan bearing his picture was driven around the streets of the town.

The van was based outside Tesco Extra on Winwick Road between 12pm and 3pm, before being toured around Warrington.

Warrington Guardian: Wanted: Leon Cullen

During this time, the area was busy ahead of Warrington Wolves’ clash with Hull Kingston Rovers over the road at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

A European warrant has been issued for Cullen’s arrest, and charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on his whereabouts.

He is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply firearms and cocaine.

Police believe that Cullen is part of an organised crime group, 20 members of which were jailed for a total of 185 years last month.

Cullen – who has links across the north west – is described as being white, 5ft8, of slim build and with short light brown hair, a tanned complexion and ‘prominent white teeth’.

Warrington Guardian: Wanted: Leon Cullen

Leon Cullen

He also has two distinctive tattoos.

Gary Murray, north west regional manager for the charity Crimestoppers, said: “Our charity is here to take information from the public about crime, with the ultimate aim of helping to keep our communities safe.

“Leon Cullen is urgently wanted for questioning, and we are appealing to people who might know where he is to contact us with the promise that you will remain completely anonymous.

“If you have any information on the whereabouts of Leon Cullen, then Crimestoppers wants to hear from you.

“Everyone who contacts us stays 100 per cent anonymous, always – we’ve kept this promise for over 30 years.

Warrington Guardian:

“When you call our UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111 or use our anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org, your information could help keep someone safe from harm.

“No-one will know you contacted us, and it could be your information that makes a huge difference.”