A registered sex offender is wanted by police for breaching notification requirements.

Afraz Shoaib Asif, 40, failed to appear before Blackburn Magistrates Court for sentence on a breach of notification requirements for the Sex Offenders Register and breach of post sentence supervision.

Asif was last seen in Blackburn and has links to Great Harwood.

He is 5ft 10, of medium build, with a grey/black beard. He has a rose tattoo on his right arm and a tattoo on the base of his left thumb.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Have you seen Afraz Shoaib Asif? Any sightings of Asif or information as to where he might be, please call 01254 353246 or email MOSOVOEast@lancashire.police.uk”