Manhunt continues for  wanted man who is believed to be in hiding in Blackburn

Manhunt continues for  wanted man who is believed to be in hiding in Blackburn.

Officers are actively looking for Mohammed Rehan Awan, known as Ronnie, and now have information on his possible whereabouts.

It is only a matter of time until he is found and we would urge him to hand himself in. We would also advise anyone that may be helping him that they could face a prosecution for assisting an offender.

Awan, who also goes by the name Rahan Malik, is wanted by police in connection with an aggravated burglary on Devon Road, Blackburn on January 29th.

The 30-year-old formerly of Livingstone Road, Blackburn is also wanted for absconding from HMP Kirkham since October 25th.

He was jailed in June 2017 for 10 years for possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Enquiries have been ongoing to find the absconder who is believed to have links to Clitheroe and Nelson.

Awan, is described as around 5ft 8in tall, of slim build, with short black hair, and a full beard and moustache.

PC Mark Slater said: “If Ronnie sees this appeal I would advise him to hand himself in to the police immediately. I would also urge anybody who has any information on his whereabouts to let us know and I would like to remind anyone that knows Ronnie that it is an offence to assist an offender.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email quoting log number 0374 of January 29th. Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111