A MANHUNT has been launched by police in connection with an incident of criminal damage.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for help to trace Ben Blair, of no fixed abode, after an item was thrown through the window of a property on Conway Road, Calcot.

The incident is believed to have taken place at around 11pm on August 9 and residents have been warned not to approach the 31-year-old.

He is thought to have links to Reading, Burghfield, Calcot and Tilehurst.

Detective constable Dawn O’Rourke, based at Newbury police station, said: “Anyone who sees someone they believe to be Ben Blair is asked to call 999 immediately and advised not to approach him.

“If you know where he may be or have information about him, please contact us on 101 quoting the reference ‘43180244781’.

“Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”