Three men with Preston links named in Lancashire’s most wanted

Posted on - 5th March, 2022 - 1:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Fishwick, Lancashire Police, Lea, Preston News, Ribbleton
From l-r: Steven Bosanko, Paul Hope and Gareth Richards

Lancashire Police have issued a new appeal to trace a number of most wanted criminals.


The men are amongst six of the most wanted criminals in Lancashire and are being searched for by police under Operation Hunter, which launched in July 2021 to target wanted individuals who try to evade capture.

The list of the wanted men is as follows:

Gareth Richards is wanted on recall to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence for burglary.

The 24-year-old, from Morecambe is described as 5ft 9 in tall and has links to Preston.

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Paul Hope, from Preston is wanted for breaching the registered sex offender notification requirements.

The 37-year-old is described as 5ft 7in tall and has links to Ribbleton, Fishwick, Ashton, Lea and city centre areas of Preston.

Read more: Missing Preston teenage girl sparks police appeal

Steven Bosanko, 47, is wanted after he failed to attend court and on recall to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence for armed robbery.

Steven from Preston is described as 5ft 11in tall and has links to Fishwick, Callon and the city centre.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1737 of February 27. For immediate sighting please dial 999.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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