A 20-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a police officer before running off, is wanted by the police.

Sadakat Ali, from Accrington is wanted for assaulting the officer in the execution of his duty.

A spokesperson for the police said: "On Saturday November 16 at 12pm, a police officer has attempted to detain Ali at the rear of the Post Office on Blackburn Road, Accrington.

"Ali has resisted being detained punching the officer to the face resulting in injury.

"He has then run from the scene."

Officers are now looking to speak with Ali in connection with the offence.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 01254 353135, e-mail the OIC on: 1183@lancashire.pnn.police.uk, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 0576 of November 16.