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Crime Roundup 06/08/11 – Police appeal for information on burglary, man assaulted by 15 men in Ribbleton

Posted on - 5th August, 2011 - 9:40am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

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Police in Preston are appealing for information about a man who is wanted in connection with a burglary in the city last year.

Jordan Finch, 20, is wanted in connection with a burglary that took place on Dawson Walk on 8 April 2010.

At around 11:25 am the victim arrived home at his flat on Dawson Walk. As he walked through the communal area towards his flat, he was approached by two men. They followed him into his flat and searched the property, taking a mobile phone, a wallet, a tobacco tin and a television before leaving.

Officers are keen to speak with Finch in connection with this and are asking anyone who may have any information to help trace him to come forward.

DS Warren Gibson said, “We believe that this man is most likely still in the Preston area and so I would appeal to people locally to be vigilant and report any sightings to us.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen him to come forward or indeed if anyone has any other information that could help us trace him to contact us”.

Any information can be passed to police on 01772 203203 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28 year old man was attacked by a large group of men in Preston.

Around 11.45pm on Thursday 28 July, the man was targeted by 15 to 20 men in the Caroline Street/Maitland Street area of the city.

They attacked him with weapons including bats and clubs and he suffered serious head injuries and is undergoing surgery at Royal Preston Hospital.

The men were wearing face coverings, balaclavas, dark clothing and were riding bikes. It is believed they made off from the scene via Caroline Street and Rigby Street on to Maitland Street towards New Hall Lane.

An investigation is now underway and officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and routine searches as well as making CCTV enquiries supported by crime scene investigation specialists.

Neighbourhood policing teams are also patrolling the area to offer reassurance and prevent further incidents occurring.

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson said: “This was a vicious attack and I would appeal to anybody who witnessed it or who has any information about it to contact police.

“I would also urge members of the public to be vigilant and if they come across any discarded weapons then I would ask them to come forward.

“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone found to have been involved in this kind of criminality will be robustly dealt with”.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

If you have any information or incidents that you’d like to include, get in contact at joseph(at)blogpreston(dot)co(dot)uk and I’ll include it in the next roundup.

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