Police arrest wanted Bamber Bridge man

Posted on - 27th July, 2021 - 4:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News
Captured Bamber Bridge man Adam Yusif Bhamji

Lancashire Police have caught one of the most wanted men in the county following the launch of Operation Hunter.


Police wanted Adam Yusif Bhamji from Bamber Bridge on recall to prison. He was arrested in West Mercia.

The 38-year-old was caught when travelling in a vehicle on the M5 on Saturday afternoon. West Mercia Police stopped the vehicle and arrested Bhamji. They brought him back to Lancashire yesterday.

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Bhamji, who also uses the last name Birch, has returned to prison, where he will serve the remainder of his 10-year sentence for aggravated burglary. He has also been bailed in relation to allegations of assault and will be spoken to at a later date in connection with these offences.

Bhamji was located following the recent Operation Hunter media appeal, which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders.

Lancashire Police have made more than 50 arrests in the South Division since the campaign started earlier this month, and they now need the public’s help to find others trying to evade capture.

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Members of the public with information should email or call 101, quoting log number 0529 of July 20.

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