A 21-YEAR-OLD man is being sought in connection with a number of offences.

Karl Lynch, from Mill Hill, Blackburn, is wanted in connection with assault, criminal damage, threats to commit criminal damage, harassment and public order offences in the Blackburn area.

And officers investigating said they thought he would be easily recognised by people living locally.

PC Gary Hennighan said: “I strongly believe that Lynch is still in the Blackburn area and is being harboured by one or more people as he tries to evade arrest.

“Lynch is wanted for several serious offences and we believe he is well-known in the Mill Hill area. I am sure somebody has seen him out and about.

“I am urging anyone who has any knowledge of where Lynch is to contact the police, even anonymously if they would prefer.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling the new non-emergency number 101 or information can be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.