Police have released new images of a North Yorkshire man wanted in connection with a fatal assault in Staithes. 

Officers are still searching for a wanted Scarborough man, Hue Owen. They have released a new picture of him in the Newcastle area on Saturday (April 6). 

The images show Owen buying bottles of alcohol from a shop.

He is seen with a beard and is wearing a dark, possibly green coloured puffer-style jacket, a light-coloured woollen hat with a bobble, dark trousers or jeans, dark shoes which are possibly walking boots, and a green-looking backpack with what appears to be a grey and orange sleeping bag pouch attached to the side.

The 40-year-old is wanted in connection with an assault on a man in Staithes on March 13.

The Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police have captured wanted man Huw Owen on CCTVThe Northern Echo: North Yorkshire Police have captured wanted man Huw Owen on CCTV

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for head injuries but has sadly died at the end of last week.

His family are being supported by specially trained police officers while the investigation continues. 

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "As well as directing the appeal in the Newcastle area with support from Northumbria Police following the new CCTV images, officers are renewing their appeal to anyone who knows where Huw Owen is and ask them to call 999 and pass that information as a matter of urgency.

"We also appeal to him to do the right thing and contact the police himself.

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"If you see Owen or know where he is, please do not approach him and instead contact North Yorkshire Police straight away - either call 101, option 4 with information or 999 with immediate sightings.

"Please quote reference number 12240045582 when passing information.

"Alternatively, you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website."