Fugitive wanted in house raid probe on wanted list

Lee Freeman, 21, is wanted by police for failing to appear at Preston Crown Court for burglary and Blackpool Magistrates Court for drugs offences.
Lee Freeman, 21, is wanted by police for failing to appear at Preston Crown Court for burglary and Blackpool Magistrates Court for drugs offences.
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Police are hunting a man who is believed to have stolen several games consoles from a Blackpool home.

Lee Freeman has failed to appear at Preston Crown Court to answer charges of burglary following a break-in on Handsworth Road in September.

He is also wanted by police for failing to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court for drugs offences.

Blackpool Central Geographic Insp Jason Richardson said Freeman was believed to have been involved in the domestic burglary on September 15.

He said the suspects entered the terraced house through an insecure window at the back and searched the property before making off through a different ground-floor window.

They stole a mixture of items, including hundreds of DVDs, a Sony CD player, an Alba CD player and two Nintendo DSs, one of which had High School Musical stickers on it.

They also stole an XBox, a Nintendo Wii with various accessories and two PSPs, as well as jewellery and a Transformers toy.

He was due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court in connection with the burglary on February 20.

The day before, he failed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court to answer a charge of possession of cannabis.

Insp Richardson said officers attended outside a hotel on Balmoral Road, Blackpool, in response to a disturbance.

Freeman was searched at the scene, and found to be in possession of four snap bags which were believed to have contained cannabis bush.

Freeman, 21, was last known to be living at Fielding Road, but he is believed to have links with Chorley.

Insp Richardson said: “This man has been wanted for quite some time and it is important that he is found and brought to justice.

“We rely on members of the public to be our eyes and ears, and the more people assisting us in looking for this man, the better.”

Anyone who might know the whereabouts of Freeman is asked to get in touch with Lancashire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-org.uk.

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