A MAN is being sought by police in connection with a serious assault on Peregrine Court in North Shields. 

Karl Brierley, 35, is wanted in connection with the incident which was reported on December 17 and left the 44-year-old victim with serious injuries.

Efforts are ongoing to locate Brierley with a number of addresses already searched.

Now police have asked members of the community who know his whereabouts or who have recently seen him to come forward with information.

Brierley, or anyone who believes they may have seen him, is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 158749G/19.