POLICE are searching for a man who is wanted in connection with an attack on a woman in June that led to her needing multiple stitches.

Liam Ashton, 29, of Corbishley Road in Bognor, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm on June 24, after a woman reported being violently assaulted.

He was placed in custody, but on July 24 was released on conditional bail and fitted with an electronic monitoring system.

But since then, Ashton has breached the conditions of his bail and is now wanted for arrest.

Ashton is described as being between 6’4” and 6’7” tall, white, of proportionate build and with short brown hair and blue eyes.

He has distinctive facial and neck tattoos, as well as other designs including a tiger's head and the words "mum" and "dad".

The Argus: Liam Ashton has connections in Sussex, Hampshire and LondonLiam Ashton has connections in Sussex, Hampshire and London

It is understood he has ties to London, Hampshire and Sussex addresses.

Detective Constable Jordan Holmes said: “Ashton is a dangerous individual charged with a serious criminal offence.

“We understand he may be staying with various people around south east England and it should be made clear that, if these individuals are willingly harbouring Ashton in the knowledge that he is wanted, they will be subject to arrest for assisting an offender and will be investigated as such.

“Anybody who sees Ashton, or has any information as to his whereabouts, is asked not to approach him, but to contact their local police force on 101.”

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