Police hunting trio believed to be in Blackpool

Luke Gillett
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Police are appealing for help from the public to trace three men who are wanted for various offences and thought to be in the Blackpool area.

James Johnstone, 23, from Blackpool is wanted for failing to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court in November last year after he was charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Robert Metcalfe

Robert Metcalfe

He is also wanted on recall to prison. He is thought to be in the Grange Park area.

Robert Metcalf, 25, is wanted for failing to appear at Burnley Magistrates’ Court after he was charged with assault.

He is also wanted in connection with two offences of arson which happened at an address in Padiham on January 30.

He is thought to be staying in B&Bs in and around the Blackpool and Bispham areas.

James Johnstone

James Johnstone

Officers are also trying to trace Luke Gillett, 25, who is wanted for breaching a restraining order. He is thought to be in the Bloomfield area.

If anyone has seen any of these men or has any information on their whereabouts then please contact police on 101. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.