POLICE are trying to find a wanted man from Padiham.

Joel Kane Ludlum, 23, is wanted in connection with an assault, causing actual bodily harm, which occurred on September 14th this year, as well as several theft-related offences.

As well as Padiham, he also has links to Burnley, Accrington, Nelson and Colne.

We are now asking for anybody with information as to his whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

He is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with medium length brown hair and a brown beard in a ‘scruffy’ style.

PC Charlotte Alldritt, of Burnley Police, said: “We would like to trace Joel Ludlum and are asking for the public’s help.

"If you know where he may be, or think you’ve seen him, please contact us straight away. Similarly, we would urge Joel himself, if sees this appeal, to hand himself in.”

Anybody with information can contact us by emailing 5861@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or calling 07966868149.