Detectives have released new CCTV images of a missing Blackburn man as they appeal for information to trace a woman who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Luke Noone, 21, from the Islington area of the town, was last seen on October 15 at around 10pm in the Punstock Road area of Darwen. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Officers have today (Monday, November 4) released CCTV images of Luke from the day he went missing. It is believed he is still wearing these clothes, including distinctive blue and yellow Karrimor trainers, but no longer has his rucksack.

Detectives also want to trace a woman who may have spoken to Luke.

Around 10.30am yesterday (Sunday, November 3), a woman told a Mountain Rescue volunteer she had spoken to a man matching Luke’s description at the junction of Inverness Road and Manor Road.

The woman is described as white, in her late 40s to early 50s, wearing a t-shirt referring to a care home and carrying a bucket.

As well as Blackburn and Darwen he also has links to Accrington, Lytham and Blackpool.

Luke is known to camp out and could be staying in a shed or garage.

Det Sgt Louise Briggs, of Blackburn CID, said: “Our search to find Luke is very much on-going. He has been missing for a number of days now and we are very concerned for his welfare.

“We now have clear CCTV images which show the clothing he was wearing on the day he disappeared. If you have seen a man matching this description, please come forward.

“Furthermore, we want to trace a woman who may have information crucial to our investigation.

“We know this woman spoke to a Mountain Rescue volunteer and may be able to assist our enquiries. If this was you, please come forward.”

Anybody with information should either contact (01254) 353871 or 101, quoting log number 1300 of October 17. Alternatively you can email 3901@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

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