National Appeal To Find Wanted Man

3 July 2013, 06:44 | Updated: 3 July 2013, 07:41

Detectives in Southampton are making a national appeal in a bid to find a wanted man.

For five weeks police have been searching for 27-year-old Michael Easy who they want to speak to after an assault in the city on May 26 in which a 19-year-old woman was cut with a knife.

The case has been the subject of local media appeals and now officers are making a national appeal.

Sgt Al Dineley from the integrated offender management team said:

"We have carried out extensive local inquiries and liaised with other police forces across the country to track Michael Easy down.

"We have had positive responses to our local appeals but we want to expand our appeal to the whole country now. We have used Crimewatch successfully many times before and we are hopeful that the programme will generate further sightings and bring in fresh information for us to follow up.

"I would urge Michael Easy - or anyone who knows where he is - to get in touch with police. We have teams of officers working to locate him and we are not going to give up trying to find him."

Anyone with any information should contact Hampshire Police on the 101 number.