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Police appeal for wanted East Lancashire men


12:10pm 9th December 2014
(Updated 1:20pm 9th December 2014)

Police are appealing for help to trace six East Lancashire men they would like to speak to in connection with various offences from across the area.

Gary Parker, 51, is wanted in connection with an assault in Oswaldtwistle which happened at the beginning of December. He is described as 5ft 9in tall, of proportionate build with short, greying brown hair which is receding and blue eyes.

Stephen O’Neil, 24, is wanted in connection with criminal damage in Blackburn in October. He is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short, dark blonde hair and blue eyes and speaks with a mild Scottish accent. He also has the word “MAM” tattooed on his right shoulder. He has links to Darwen, Wigan and Liverpool.

Mark Gallagher, 31, is wanted in connection with an assault in the Accrington area in November. He is described as 5ft 10in tall, of slim build with short, dark brown hair which is receding and green eyes. He has a lizard tattoo on the right side of his neck and four stars also on his neck and has “Only God Can Judge Me”, “Ellie” and a bulldog tattooed on his arms. He has links with the Haslingden and Bury areas.

Paul Creasey, 31, is wanted in connection with criminal damage which took place in Blackburn in November. He is 5ft 2in, of slim build with short, straight, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He has a large scar from his ear down to his neck and has burn scars on his arms.

Kelvin Parkinson, 27, is wanted in connection with criminal damage which took place in Burnley in November.  He is described as 6ft tall, medium build with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He has the word “Lauren” tattooed on the right of neck and also has various letters tattooed on his right arm. He has links to the Accrington, Clayton-le-moors and Blackburn areas.

Christian Raeburn, 26, is wanted in connection with a burglary that took place in Rishton in November. He is described as 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with brown eyes and short light brown hair. He has a scar across his nose and has tattoo dots on his middle finger on his right hand.

Sergeant Andy Horne of Lancashire Police said: “We would like to speak to these men in connection with a number of offences which have happened across East Lancashire and we are asking the public for their help. If anyone has seen any of these men or knows of their whereabouts, I would urge them to contact us. I would also encourage these men, if they see this appeal, to hand themselves into their nearest police station.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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