Photo: Lee Ashton

Lee Ashton, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday evening and has now been charged with assaulting a constable in execution of their duty, kidnap, handling stolen goods and breaching a criminal behaviour order.

He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court this morning (Monday 7th December).



Can you help us find wanted Lee Ashton, 20, from Leyland?

We are appealing for help to trace a man from Leyland who is wanted in connection with a number of offences.


Lee Ashton, 20, is wanted following an incident which happened on Thursday 26 November when a 17 year old girl reported being held against her will in a car in the Leyland area for several hours. When attempts were made to arrest Ashton, he allegedly assaulted an officer by throwing a bike at him.


Ashton is also wanted for failing to appear at Preston Crown Court after he was charged with making off without payment, taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, failing to stop after an accident, driving without insurance and driving without a licence in relation to an incident in Leyland on 26th July where a Volkswagen Golf was taken from an address on Broadfield Drive, Leyland. He is also wanted for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order.


He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, with green eyes. He has short dark brown hair but it may now be a different colour. He has links to the Leyland and Preston areas.


PS Mark Douglas from Leyland Police said: “Our enquiries are on-going to find Ashton and I would urge anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact us. I would also remind anyone who might be helping Ashton to evade us that they are committing a criminal offence and I would urge them to come forward as soon as possible with any information on his whereabouts.”


Anyone with information can contact police on 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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