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Have You Seen This White Boxer Van In Lytham St. Anne’s As Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Murder?

Blackpool Police are continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of missing Blackpool man Edward Forrester (pictured below)

Detectives are particularly keen to hear from anybody who saw the white Peugeot Boxer van (shown in featured photograph), registration KX09 XPA, between 6 a.m. on Saturday 2nd September and 1 a.m. on Tuesday 5th September.

They believe the van has been in Blackpool, Lytham St Anne’s and Cumbria, including Kendall and Windermere during that period. It has since been recovered by police.

Edward, 55, who goes by Eddie, was last seen in Seafield Road at 1.31 p.m. on Friday 1st September.

Police would ask anybody who has seen Eddie since then or has any information about his whereabouts to get in contact with police as soon as possible.

Eddie was reported missing on Saturday.

Following enquiries, a 65-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday.

Detectives have currently been given a further 24 hours to question him and he remains in custody.

Eddie is 5ft 5ins, has grey hair, speaks with a Scottish accent and uses a walking stick. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white and green t-shirt.

DCI Mark Haworth-Oates, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: ‘This is clearly a very distressing time for Eddie’s family and my thoughts are with them. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

We have a dedicated team of officers carrying out numerous enquiries to find Eddie and our hope is that we find him alive. As part of those enquiries, I would ask people to consider if they have seen this vehicle during those three specific days. Please check your CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage to see if you may have captured this Peugeot Boxer Van. We believe it was in Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s on Saturday and in Blackpool and Cumbria on Sunday and Monday.

We are continuing to ask anyone with information on Eddie’s whereabouts – or Eddie himself – to call the police.’

Email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.police.uk or 📞 101, quoting log 1384 of September 2, 2023.  For immediate sightings of Eddie 📞 999.

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