A MANHUNT has been launched by police for a 21-year-old man linked to a number of domestic abuse incidents.

Police searching for Karl Lynch, Blackburn, said he is wanted in connection with assault, criminal damage, threats to commit criminal damage, harassment and public order in the Blackburn area.

Officers investigating also said they thought he would be easily recognised by people living locally.

DC Yusuf Lorgat, from Eastern Division’s Domestic Abuse Team, said: “I strongly believe that Lynch is 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 domestic abuse offences.

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

Police said Lynch is well known in the Mill Hill area of Blackburn.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.