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Police appeal to find wanted Chorley man

Joseph Lancaster from Chorley is wanted in connection with a burglary Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a wanted man from Chorley.

Joseph Lancaster, 49, of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with a burglary at an address on Heapney Road, Chorley.

Det Con Warren Gibson, of Chorley Police, said:

We would like to speak to Joseph Lancaster and are asking anybody with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Similarly we would urge Lancaster himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in straight away.”

– Det Con Warren Gibson, Chorley Police

Lancaster is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short, greying hair and a scruffy beard. He speaks with a Chorley accent.

  • Anybody with information is asked to email 1864@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call either 07939684096 or 101, quoting log number 405 of November 5th.

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Watch: Aftermath of Blackpool 'gas explosion'

The aftermath of a 'gas explosion' in a former guest house in Blackpool can be seen in the footage above.

The guest house has suffered Credit: UKNIP

A man and a woman had to be freed from the rubble by firefighters.

The pair were trapped after the blast at about 5.55pm on Saturday in Charles Street, in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The aftermath of a 'gas explosion' in Blackpool Credit: UKNIP
Debris litters the street in Blackpool Credit: UKNIP

A number of people have been treated by paramedics at the scene and two people who were rescued have been taken to hospital.

– Lancashire Police
The street was cordoned off by emergency services Credit: UKNIP
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