Do you recognise Nelson phone thief?

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Police have released this CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a mobile phone was stolen from a shop in Nelson.

The theft occurred on Thursday, July 10th, about 7pm, when the phone was accidentally left on the counter of a shop in the Clover Hill Road area of town.

Minutes later, it was stolen.

A police spokesman said: “We are looking to speak to the male in the CCTV in connection with this offence.

“We would urge the man himself to come forwards or anybody who knows him to let us know of his whereabouts.”

Anybody with any information can call PC Amy Tattersall at Burnley Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.