POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a 41-year old man they want to speak to in connection with an investigation into criminal damage and threats to kill in Barnoldswick.

William Murphy, who is also missing, is described as 5ft 5in tall, of medium build with short, light brown hair. He has links to Barnoldswick and Burnley.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Anyone with information about Murphy’s whereabouts is asked to email 811@lancashire.police.uk"