Leyland man, 22, wanted by police after cars are stolen in Bamber Bridge

A 22-year-old Leyland man is wanted by police after two cars were stolen from homes in Bamber Bridge.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:57 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 10:00 am

Police say James Ashton, 22, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Church Road, Bamber Bridge on March 24.

Two vehicles were stolen and officers say Ashton, previously of Mosslands, Leyland, is wanted for questioning.

He is described as 5ft 7ins, with a slim build and short ginger hair.

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James Ashton, 22, previously of Mosslands, Leyland, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Church Road, Bamber Bridge, on March 24 where two vehicles were reported stolen. Pic: Lancashire Police

As well as his hometown of Leyland, Ashton also has links to Bamber Bridge and Chorley.

Sgt Paul Harrison of Lancashire Police said: "If you know where Ashton is or if you see him, please call police providing his location and a description of his clothing.

"Furthermore, I would urge Ashton to come forward and speak with police as soon as possible. I would also remind anyone helping him that it is an offence to assist an offender."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online.

Immediate sightings of the 22-year-old should be reported to Lancashire Police on 999.