A WANTED man is being traced by police in connection with an investigation into him owning dogs.

Spencer Brown, 27, was treated in hospital for injuries to his face believed to have been caused by a dog in July 2017.

Officers attended an address at the time and seized one dog.

Brown was contacted to attend an interview at a police station but he did not attend and is now wanted.

Detective Inspector Neil Bates said: "We believe Spencer Brown, who is sometimes known as Spencer Meldrum, is still living in the St Leonards area.

"Although we seized one dog, we are concerned he may now have other dogs.

"We're urging anyone with information about Spencer or his whereabouts to contact police immediately."

In 2017 Spencer Brown was sentenced to 12 months in prison for 10 counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place and banned for life from owning or being in control of a dog.

Anyone with information can contact police online quoting serial 112 of 11/07.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.