Police hunt escaped burglar from Ribbleton

Posted on - 30th October, 2011 - 12:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
James Lavelle

James Lavelle

Update 08/11: Mr Lavelle has since been arrested by Lancashire Police on two counts of burglary.


A convicted robber and burglar with strong links to Ribbleton is on the run from Police.

50 year old James Lavelle was released from prison on licence in September but has breached his licence.

Police also want to speak to him in relation to a number of burglaries in the Carnforth area earlier this week.

Lavelle is white, around 5’8″, slight build with fair complexion and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms.

Detective Inspector Martin Pearson said: “We would ask the public to be vigilant and report any sightings to the police – any details could be crucial.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or it can be passed anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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