A £500 reward is being offered for information which directly leads to the arrest of wanted Worthing man Matthew Johnson.

The 25-year-old is wanted after he fled Lewes Crown Court on May 9, where he was due to stand trial for a serious assault against a woman in August 2016.

Johnson left the court before the trial started and officers are asking for anyone with any information about his whereabouts to report it online quoting serial 657 of 09/05.

Johnson is described as white, with blonde hair, about 5ft 10in and of muscular build.

Although from the Worthing area, he has links to Leatherhead in Surrey.