Police have released an image of a North Yorkshire man they would like to trace following an alleged assault in a coastal village.  

Officers from North Yorkshire Police said they are are searching for 40-year-old Huw Owen in relation to an alleged assault that happened at an address in Staithes on Wednesday March 13.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Our officers have carried out multiple checks of known addresses and locations, and will continue to do so, but he has not yet been located.

"Owen has links to Staithes, Whitby, Scarborough and Wales.

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The Northern Echo:

"If you see him, or know where he is, please contact North Yorkshire Police immediately - either call 101 with information, or 999 with an immediate sighting quoting job number 12240045582.

"Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously, via phone or their website."