POLICE are urgently trying to find a wanted sex offender who is on the run.

Foyzul Hoque, 25, from Burnley, is wanted by police for breaching his sex offender notification requirements.

Hoque was jailed for three years in 2014 after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a house party. He had already been placed on the sex offenders register in 2009 after he assaulted a prostitute who refused to take a cheque as payment.

He is described as being Asian, of a slim build with short dark hair.

Det Cons Nick Spencer said: “If you have any information about his whereabouts, please let us know.

“Furthermore if Hoque is reading this appeal, I would encourage him to come forward and speak to officers.”

Hoque has links to East Lancashire, particularly Burnley.

Anyone with information can contact police on 01254 353246, 101 or email SOMUEAST@lancashire.pnn.police.uk. In an emergency, always call 999.