POLICE are appealing for information to try and trace a man wanted about a serious assault.

Officers would like to speak to 45-year-old Wayne Collett as part of an investigation about an assault was reported around 9pm on Surrey Street, Preston, November 19, which left the victim with face and neck injuries.

Collett, who is believed to be staying somewhere in the Preston area, is of a stocky build, with short dark hair.

PC Gardner said: “We need to trace Wayne Collett as part of our on-going investigation into this incident and I would urge anyone with information on where he might be to get in touch with us.

"I would also ask Collett himself to contact us if he sees this appeal so we can arrange to speak with him.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or email 6706@lancashire.police.uk quoting log number 1217 of November 19th. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.