A WOMAN has appeared in court days after the Daily Echo reported that she was being sought by the police.

Tracey Archer, of no fixed abode, appeared on the front page of the newspaper along with four others after Dorset Police revealed she was wanted in connection with a drugs operation in Boscombe.

Op Moped, which began in July, saw officers target addresses across the town on a number of dates.

Archer's photograph was circulated to the press by police on Wednesday, August 6, after officers said she was wanted for failing to return to the police station having been released on bail after her arrest.

The 48-year-old was taken into custody on Friday, August 8, and she appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court the following day charged with four offences of supplying a class A drug, one offence of being concerned with the supply of a class A drug and one of failing to surrender to the police on bail.

She was remanded into custody and will next appear at Bournemouth Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.

Officers are still searching for Adam Hamed, 20, from Liverpool, Shane Peter Smith, 25, from Bournemouth, Adam Larkin, 27, from Bournemouth and Christopher York, 23, from London.

Boscombe East Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Weeks said: “I am appealing for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these people to come forward - all calls are treated with the strictest confidence.

“I urge members of the public who see anyone they believe to be the persons pictured to call the police.”

Most of those charged under the initiative face allegations of supplying class A drugs such as heroin or crack cocaine to a law enforcement officer.