POLICE have launched an appeal to trace a man wanted in connection with assault and theft offences.

Paul Andrews, aged 37, has connections to the Stratford and Alcester areas. 

Warwickshire Police have urged members of the public to not approach the man if they see him, but to call 999.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Paul Andrews, 37 with connections to Stratford and Alcester, is wanted in connection with offences of ABH assault and theft.

"He is described as a white male of a slim build with ginger hair and a beard.

"If you see Andrews, do not approach him, and call 999 at your earliest opportunity.

"If you have information on where Andrews might be, make a report at www.warwickshire.police.uk/report".