One of Poland’s Most Wanted At Large in Cornwall

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Detectives at Newquay CID are wanting to locate 32-year-old Rafal Kniotek who goes by several names and is in possession of false ID cards. Other names he goes by are Simon Siemionko and Michal Ziarek.

Rafal has links to both Newquay and Bodmin. He is sought in connection to a number of burglaries in the area; police would like to know of his current whereabouts.

Rafal is wanted for similar offences in other Force areas and is also wanted by immigration for similar offences in Poland and is listed on Poland’s Most Wanted.

Images have been released of Rafal, including two of him about to enter a silver Mercedes. These were taken in Newquay on the morning of Thursday 16 November.


If anyone knows of Rafal’s whereabouts or can help police with their enquiries, please call 101 or email, quoting crime reference CR/097669/17.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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