SUSSEX Police have launched a search for a man who has been convicted of a series of threats and offences against women.

Andrew Anderson is on the run after failing to attend Lewes Crown Court for both a pre-trial review and for his trial on December 16.

In his absence, he was found guilty of seven offences relating to domestic abuse and harassment against two victims.

He was convicted of harassment, witness intimidation and breach of a court Non-Molestation Order in relation to one woman, as well as harassment and two offences of witness intimidation in relation to a second woman.

Sentencing is still due to take place on January 31.

The 38-year-old was last known to have been living in Sutherland Avenue in Bexhill.

He is 5ft 9in tall and of medium build.

Detective Inspector Jon Gillings said: “Recent information suggests that Anderson may have been in London.

“We believe he may still be in the Waltham Forest area of East London, particularly Leytonstone, working on building sites there or elsewhere in London.

“We also want to interview him about allegations of further similar harassment offences against one of the women and against two other women, since his conviction.”

He continued: “We are also still making active enquiries across East Sussex. If you see Anderson or know where he is please contact us right away by calling 101 or 999, quoting serial 474 of 15/11.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”