POLICE are warning the public not to approach a man who is wanted in connection with a serious assault and being in possession of a weapon.

Officers from Cleveland Police are hunting for a 27-year-old from Middlesbrough.

Police are urging anyone who sees him not to approach him but instead to contact officers on 101 regarding his whereabouts.

To pass information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.