Police issue ‘social network sites’ warning over wanted man

POLICE in Lancashire are appealing for information about a man who is wanted on prison recall.

David Kean (40), whose last known address was Olive Lane, Darwen, was originally jailed for six months for burglary when he appeared at Hyndburn Magistrates’ Court in January 2010. He was released from prison on early release licence but has failed to keep to the conditions of his prison licence and has been recalled to prison.

Kean is described as white, around 5ft. 9in. tall, of stocky build with a shaved head. He has a number of tattoos including a black panther on his upper left arm, Chinese writing on his right shoulder, and an Oriental dragon tattoo on his upper right arm.

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Insp. John Clucas said: “From what we know about Kean so far, we believe he attempts to make contact with women in different areas of the country through various social networks on the internet, he then befriends these women, starts a relationship with them, visits them, and then eventually steals from them before moving on.

“I would urge people to be vigilant and report any sightings to police. Any details the public may have could be crucial.

“It is not clear if he has returned to Lancashire area and so I would appeal to people all over the country to contact us if they think they have seen him, have been contacted by him or have any information that might help us locate him.”

Information can be passed to the local police on 101 or it can be passed via Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.