Wanted list bid sparks arrests

Detective Inspector Andy Unsworth
Detective Inspector Andy Unsworth
Share this article
Have your say

TWO men on Blackpool Police’s most wanted list have been snared after months evading justice.

Mahmood Fokrul Ali and David Brown were arrested in the resort just days after appearing in The Gazette as two of the 12 people Lancashire Police were desperate to trace.

And Ali, 30, of Richmond Road, Blackpool, handed himself in at the town’s Bonny Street police station on New Year’s Eve, after his mugshot appeared in the paper.

He had been wanted by police since May 3, when a warrant for his arrest was issued by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court after he breached a court order issued in 2011 for driving while disqualified.

He appeared at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was given a curfew to be at home between 10pm and 7am to run until February 11.

Brown, 46, who had been wanted since October for an offence of shoplifting, was arrested at an address in Blackpool on Friday.

He appeared before the resort’s magistrates’ court on Monday and was given a four week curfew and ordered to return to court on January 28.

Police have warned they will not give up their hunt for the other 10 men they are trying to trace, and have re-issued their appeal for them to hand themselves in.

Det Insp Andy Unsworth said: “Our appeal to those people that are still wanted stands and we would appeal to anyone who recognises any of them to come forward and contact us.

“We would thank the Blackpool Gazette for assisting us in trying to find these people and they should be warned, we will never give up.”

Keith Gibson, 34, David Slavin, 29, Carl Harrison, 30, Christopher Shorrock, 26, Dominic Skiba, 20, Daniel McCann, 24, James Geddes aka Knight, 24, Craig Green, 38, Reece Barker, 21, and 23-year-old Aaron Gaunt are still wanted.

Follow us on twitter @The_Gazette and like our page on facebook to keep up with all the latest news.