Wanted for “Failing to appear at court for a serious offence”

Blackpool Police have issued an appeal for this man, Jordan McManus.

A Blackpool man is wanted by police after failing to appear at court for trial.

Jordan McManus, 23, of Caunce Street, was convicted in his absence at Preston Crown Court in May for offences of Section 18 wounding and possession of a bladed article in a public place after he attacked a 17-year-old boy in Foxdale Avenue on April 22, 2020.

McManus was due at court in April but failed to appear with a warrant issued for his arrest.

Despite ongoing attempts to find him, McManus remains wanted.

The 23-year-old is described as being around 6ft tall, of slim build with dark hair. He has links to West Yorkshire.

Det Con Adam Gregson from Blackpool Police said: “McManus has been found guilty of a serious offence and is well aware he should have been at court for his trial.

“I am asking anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact us as soon as possible. Similarly, if McManus himself sees this appeal I would urge him to do the right thing and hand himself in at the nearest police station.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 958 of April 6, 2021.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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