A PICTURE has been released of a man police are hunting in relation to a serious fraud.

Detectives are searching for Arif Patel, 31, and have reason to believe he could be in Blackburn.

Officers are investigating the purchase of a number of high-value cars by fraudulent means.

Patel, below, also has links to Bolton and south Manchester.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call police on 0161 856 4401 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.