Operation Hunter: Result for South Lancashire's most wanted

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wanted man Leroy Allen has been arrested in Preston this morning (July 30th).

The 34-year-old was wanted by police in connection with a robbery at an address on

Blackpool Road in the town on July 18th and is currently in custody.

He was arrested as part of Operation Hunter which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders.

This arrest comes after wanted man Robert Towers, who was wanted after failing to attend court, came forward following our appeal.

And last week Adam Bhamji, who had been wanted on recall to prison since last year, was arrested on the M5 motorway.

The vehicle he was travelling in was stopped by West Mercia Police who arrested Bhamji, also known as 'Birchy', 38, before he was brought back to Lancashire.

Bhamji, from Farrington Moss, has now been returned to prison where he will serve the remainder of his 10 year sentence for aggravated burglary.

He has also been bailed in relation to allegations of assault and will be spoken to at a later date in connection with these offences.

That's three down, two to go of last week's top five most wanted offenders in South Lancashire.

Since the operation was launched earlier this month, we have made more than 50 arrests in South division and we now need your help to find others trying to evade capture.

These are the top most wanted faces in South Lancashire – do you know where they are?

Please quote log number 0529 of July 20th for any sightings.



Kian Lowe:

  • Wanted in connection with a robbery which took place in Preston last week
  • The 19-year-old is wanted by police after we were called to reports of a disturbance on Aqueduct Street, on July 12t h  shortly after midnight
  • Lowe, previously of Beckett court, Preston is described as being 5ft 11in tall, with ginger hair and usually has a beard
  • He has links to Plungington and Preston City Centre

Anybody who sees him, or has information about where he may be, is asked to email [email protected] or call 101.


Michael McGarry:

  • Wanted after failing to appear at Preston Magistrates Court
  • The 41-year-old is wanted on warrant in connection with possession of a controlled Class A drug
  • McGarry, of Grisedale Place, Chorley is described as being 5ft 6in tall, with short cropped ginger hair, blue eyes and has a small tattoo dot near his right thumb
  • He has links to Chorley and Preston

Anybody who sees him, or has information about where he may be, is asked to email [email protected] or call 101.


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