Kidnapping suspect protests innocence online

The prime suspect in a kidnapping case has taken to social media to deny any involvement in the incident.

Friday, 21st April 2017, 12:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:37 pm
Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans, from Golborne, wrote a string of messages on Wigan Today’s Facebook page after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) appealed for public help tracing him.

The 26-year-old, of Heath Street, is wanted by officers in connection with an incident in which a couple in their 70s were threatened with a gun and a knife in their Lowton home before being taken in a car to a cash machine to withdraw hundreds of pounds.

However, Evans repeatedly wrote that he was innocent on Friday morning and also said he was taking legal advice.

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In another unexpected development his mum also used the Wigan Today Facebook page to beg her son to get in touch as she had not heard from him.

Evans wrote in one of his posts: “I’m ringing a solicitor out of Wigan if that’s ok with you I’m not still at large because I haven’t committed this offence OK”

In another he wrote: “I’m ok I’ve done nothing wrong I’ve got witnesses”.

Police have warned that anyone who knows where Evans is or harbours him and does not inform them will be committing a criminal offence.w

Anyone with information about the kidnapping incident, which took place in the early hours of Thursday March 16, should ring police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.