Man wanted after car was stolen in house burglary

ROBBERY: A Mercedes was stolen from a property on Chain House Lane, Whitestake.
ROBBERY: A Mercedes was stolen from a property on Chain House Lane, Whitestake.
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Police are searching for a man after he stole a Mercedes during a burglary.

Gavin Phythian, 26, of no fixed address is wanted by police for questioning in relation to the incident which took place on on Chain House Lane, Whitestake, in the early hours of August 10.

WANTED: Gavin Phythian, 26, is wanted by police.

WANTED: Gavin Phythian, 26, is wanted by police.

The vehicle was later found crashed and abandoned in a field off the A674 at Hoghton.

Phythian is known to have links to Middleton in Manchester.

DC 1864 Warren Gibson from Preston Police said: “If you have seen Gavin Phythian or know of his whereabouts please call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting reference LC-20150810-0038.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.”