Preston man wanted on prison recall and in connection with a burglary

Posted on - 11th January, 2019 - 8:19am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News
Police are looking for John McKechnie

Police are appealing for a man who is wanted by police on prison recall and in connection with a burglary offence.


John McKechnie, 24, of West Park Avenue, Ashton-On-Ribble, is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of proportionate build.

He has short, dark-brown hair, brown eyes and is clean shaven.

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McKechnie has links to the Larches, Savick, Ashton, Ribbleton and city centre areas.

Police are warning anyone who sees him not to approach him but instead contact police immediately.

Sgt Scott Archer, of Preston Police, said: “McKechnie is wanted on prison recall and for a burglary offence in Bold Street in Preston in December.

“We urgently need to locate this individual and strongly appeal to the public to contact police with any information that will lead to an arrest.

“He is believed to be violent and we would urge people not to approach him, but instead contact police providing a clothing description if seen.

“I would urge anyone who knows where McKechnie is to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 01772 209729 or 01772 209783 or email

In an emergency, call 999.

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