Police have released CCTV images of people they want to speak to as part of their latest crackdown on shoplifting.

They have issued pictures of four people they want to trace .

The appeal follows a successful front page appeal in the Observer in October, which helped identify five of the six people snapped on in-store cameras.

Police say they are hoping for a similarly helpful response from readers having reached ‘dead ends’ from other lines of enquiry.

The first picture was taken from a shop on Glebe Street in Great Harwood on Tuesday, November 12, where a Vax carpet washer was stolen.

The second image was taken at the One Stop shop on Blackburn Road in Accrington on Saturday, November 23, where wine and chocolates were stolen.

The third image was taken at the Coop store on Harwood Road in Rishton on Monday, November 18 where two lamb joints were stolen.

Police have also released an image of a man they want to speak to following two shoplifting offences on Sunday, December 8 in Clayton-le-Moors.

The first involved beer stolen at a Spar shop on Burnley Road before vodka was taken from a neighbouring Burnley Road newsagents.

PC Peter Norris, of the Hyndburn Detections Team, said they received a ‘fantastic response’ from the public to the previous appeal in October.

He said: “We are very grateful for the public response to our last appeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police quoting crime reference number 5087 for picture number one, 5232 for picture number two, 5141 for picture three and 5461 for picture number four.


n Do you recognise anyone in these pictures? If so call
Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, quoting the crime reference number.