Four down, five to go on Lancashire Police's 'Most Wanted' list

One of Lancashire's "Most Wanted" has been arrested following an appeal by police.

Liam Martin has links with Preston and Leyland.
Liam Martin has links with Preston and Leyland.

Jack Newsham, 28, from Preston, who was wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary and threats to commit arson handed himself in this morning and is currently in custody.

This is in addition to police locating Samuel Thomas, 25, who had links to the Blackpool area, who was recalled to prison yesterday (September 27), David Holmes, 27 from Skelmersdale, who has been charged with harassment and breaching a restraining order, and Ian Humphreys, 35, from Lytham, who was wanted on suspicion of breaching a non-molestation order and handed himself in at Blackpool police station last week.

All four were wanted as part of Operation Hunter, which launched in July targeting the county’s most wanted individuals.

Jason Leatherbarrow has connections in Chorley.

"So that's four down, five to go of our most wanted faces from last week," said a police spokesman.

"In the last three months we have executed more than 550 warrants and now we need help to find others trying to evade capture."

Officers are asking the public to help locate five others. They are:

* Liam Martin, 19, who is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

Liam Bottomley

Martin, who has links with Leyland and Preston, has been wanted since Sunday September 19 after failing to return to his approved address.

The 19-year-old will have to serve the remainder of his sentence for affray. He is described as 5ft 9in tall of slim build with short dark brown hair.

* Liam Bottomley is wanted in connection with an assault, criminal damage and making threats to kill.

Bottomley is wanted following the incident which took place on September 15 at an address on Cornwall Avenue, Blackpool.

Tracey Brown

The 28-year-old from Adstone Avenue, Blackpool, is described as 6ft tall of medium build with short fair hair.

* Jason Leatherbarrow is wanted after failing to appear at Preston Crown Court.

Leatherbarrow, also known as Liam, was due to appear at court last October to face a charge of possession with intent to supply.

The 32-year-old of Stansfield Street, Blackburn is described as 5ft 10in tall of slim build with light brown hair and a ginger coloured beard.

Michael Beban.

As well as Blackburn he also has links to Chorley.

* Michal Beben is wanted on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision and dangerous driving.

Beben, of Lower North Aveunue, Barnoldswick is wanted in connection with the collision which happened in September 2019 in Rossendale, injuring the female driver of the other vehicle.

The 38-year-old is descried as 5ft 9in tall of medium build with mid brown hair and is usually unshaven.

* Tracey Brown is wanted after failing to appear at Preston Crown Court.

Brown, formerly of Spread Eagle Street Oswaldtwistle, was due to appear last month charged with drugs supply offences.

The 50-year-old, who is thought to be sleeping rough in the Burnley area, is described as 5ft 5in tall with brown shoulder length hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the five can call 101 quoting log number 0721 of September 22.