Kirkham Police update: Lancaster man contacts police after they issue a false imprisonment appeal

Police have now spoken to a man from Lancaster, in relation to a false imprisonment case in Kirkham.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 1:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 2:40 pm
Blackpool Police originally issued an appeal yesterday.

Officers originally issued a public appeal for information of the whereabouts of Steve Robinson yesterday, in connection with a "false imprisonment offence in Kirkham on March 24."

They announced this morning that Robinson had come forward voluntarily and contacted police.

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Blackpool Police originally issued an appeal yesterday.

In a Facebook post, police said: Further to our earlier appeal about a man wanted on suspicion of false imprisonment, Steven Robinson has contacted police and will be spoken with in due course."

"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal."

Yesterday, officers told the public that: "A man was falsely imprisoned at an address in the town and assaulted by two men, suffering bruising to his body."

"The man eventually escaped and contacted police."

A 28-year-old man from Preston was subsequently arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, and released under investigation pending further enquiries.