DETECTIVES have issued a new appeal as their hunt to find Burnley's most wanted man continues.

Officers said they want to speak to Kevin King Yates, 25, following a string of burglaries across East Lancashire, as well threats of violence, cars being stolen, dangerous driving and failing to stop offences.

Det Insp Martin Melvin said: “Despite our previous appeal in December, King Yates is still outstanding but we are determined to find him.

“We know he is desperate to avoid capture and so we would urge the public not to approach him but to call the police instead.

“If you have seen him or know where he is, please call us immediately.”

King Yates’s us described as white, around 6ft, of medium build with a bald head. He is known to have various tattoos including a pair of boxing gloves on his neck, ‘Samantha’ on the side of his leg as well as ‘loyalty’ and ‘family’ written on the side of his hands.

Aside from Burnley, he also has links to Accrington, Morecambe and Lancaster.

To report previous sightings of King Yates, call 01282 472123 or if you fail to get an answer, 101.

If you know where he is at the moment police ask that you call 999.