Picture released in search for Fulwood teen after attacks

Posted on - 25th October, 2017 - 4:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Ribbleton
Gary Hampson
Gary Hampson

A Preston teenager is wanted by police after a two violent incidents in Ribbleton.


Preston Police have released a picture of 18-year-old Gary Hampson.

It follows two incidents in September where a log was thrown at a vehicle in Whitmore Drive and its driver threatened with a machete.

The vehicle was targeted around 7.30pm on September 12 and was damaged by the log.

Its driver, a 33-year-old man, was threatened with the weapon.

The next day a 46-year-old man was attacked with a piece of wood in Grizedale Crescent around 8.20pm.

Hampson, from Fulwood, is described as white, 6′, slim and has a scar on his right arm from his little finger to his elbow.

A spokesman for the police said: “Officers are actively seeking information leading to Hampson’s arrest.

“We would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police immediately.

“Anyone harbouring or helping Hampson could potentially face prosecution.

“We will continue to follow-up on every lead we receive. The net is closing in and this matter will not go away until Hampson has been found.”

Read more: Police reissue appeal after Preston man’s nightclub attack horror

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or email quoting log reference 1370 of September 12.

Alternatively, independent charity crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or online at

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