Preston, Longridge, Bamber Bridge and Ashton men amongst Lancashire Police’s most wanted

Posted on - 7th October, 2021 - 10:32am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Bamber Bridge, Crime, Lancashire Police, Longridge, Preston City Centre, Preston News, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News
All the men who are wanted as part of Operation Hunter

Police are searching for five men from Preston, Longridge, Bamber Bridge and Ashton.


The men are amongst nine of the most wanted suspects in Lancashire and are being searched for by police under Operation Hunter, which targets wanted individuals who try to evade capture.

Launched in July, the operation sees taskforce officers and specialist units, including Tactical Operations and the ANPR intercept teams, target individuals wanted for offences, including domestic abuse, sexual offences and general criminality.

The list of wanted men is as follows:

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Adam Hulme

Hulme is wanted after he failed to appear in court charged with sexual assault.

Hulme, from Halfpenny Lane, Longridge, was due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court in July. Police have searched for him since he failed to attend. The offence took place in 2019.

The 30-year-old is described as 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. Hulme has links to Longridge and Preston.

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Simon Long

Long is wanted in connection with an assault in Preston.

Long, 41, is wanted following an incident on 30 September in the Bamber Bridge area.

Long, from Southport, is described as 5ft 6in, of medium build with light brown hair and a ginger coloured beard.

Members of the public with information should contact 101 or email

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Anthony Eastham

Eastham is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

Eastham, 29, of Thurnham Road, Ashton-On-Ribble, has been wanted since last week, and the public is urged not to approach him but to contact police with his location and a description of his clothing.

He is around 5ft 5in tall, thinly built, with cropped dark brown hair and usually clean-shaven.

Eastham has links to Bamber Bridge and Preston city centre.

Members of the public with information should contact 101, 01772 209940 or email

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Leigh Riley

Riley is wanted in connection with an assault and criminal damage.

Police have searched for Riley, who also uses the surname Orriss, since 26 September, when an incident occurred at an address in Preston,

The 46-year-old, formerly of Sefton Road, Morecambe, is described as 5ft 8in tall with blue eyes and short brown hair. Riley has links to Morecambe and Lancaster.

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Mark Harrington

Harrington is wanted in connection to a harassment investigation.

Harrington, of Christie Avenue, Morecambe, is around 5ft 6in tall, has a medium build, with short dark brown hair and hazel coloured eyes.

As well as Morecambe, Harrington, 35, has links to Lancaster and across Cumbria.

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