Arrests made after Gazette appeal

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A PAIR of wanted men being hunted by police after going on the run have been captured.

Photos of Daniel McCann and Keith Gibson’s faces were shown in The Gazette after police branded them fugitives – and now both have arrested.

McCann was being hunted by Lancashire Police in connection with a series of offences, and was believed to be in Blackpool with his girlfriend.

But he was eventually arrested by police in Merseyside on January 7.

The 24-year-old has since been remanded in custody at Liverpool Prison. He is pleading not guilty to the four charges which Lancashire Police were hunting him in connection with, unlawful imprisonment, possession of cocaine, dangerous driving and battery assault.

He will now go on trial at Preston Crown Court on 15 April, 2013.

And Gibson, 34, surrendered himself and appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on January 3.

He was handed a 12-month conditional discharge after admitting theft from a motor vehicle and ordered to pay £500 compensation. He was given no separate penalty after also pleading guilty to failing to surrender to his bail.

They join Mahmood Fokrul Ali, 30, and David Brown, 46, in being captured by police after featuring in The Gazette, while eight men remain outstanding.

Det Insp Kevin Simmonds, from Blackpool CID, said: “I would reassure the public we are always looking for people who are wanted and we will never give up.

“We follow up every lead and act on every piece of information which comes into us.”

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