POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they need to trace after a paint was thrown at a house.

The incident took place at about 6.10am on Monday, January 6 when paint was thrown on to the outside of an address on Derwent Walk, in Swalwell, in Gateshead.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said enquiries to identify the person responsible, and establish a motive behind the attack, are ongoing.

Officers have investigating the incident have released images of a man they want to speak to about the criminal damage in the hope that someone knows his identity.

Anyone who recognises him, or knows his identity, is encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting log 122 06/01/20.