Police today (Saturday January 28) issued "an urgent" appeal to locate a man over a suspected assault.

Cleveland Police said it was, "urgently appealing" to trace wanted 38-year-old Michael Kettlewell, from Hartlepool.

The force said it wanted to speak to Mr Kettlewell in relation to an allegation of serious assault.

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He is described as 6ft 2ins, of broad build, with short, dark brown hair and a full beard.

The suspect is also said to have tattoos around his neck area.

Anyone who may know of his whereabouts, or who may have seen him, is asked to contact Cleveland Police, "as a matter of urgency", on 999.