A WANTED man who is known to frequent Reading has sparked a police appeal for public help - but they are being warned not to approach him.

Tristan Lawrence, 35, from Oxford, is wanted in connection with two assaults in Oxford on January 27.

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Lawrence is a black man, around 5ft 9ins tall and of large build.

He has brown eyes, a beard and short black hair.

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Designated investigator, Rosie Rimen, based at St Aldates police station, said: "We would like to trace Tristan Lawrence as he is wanted in connection with an assault.

"If you know where he is or have information about where he could be, please contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency number 101 or make a report online quoting the reference 43200030456.

"If you think you see Lawrence, do not approach him but call 999 immediately.

"If you wish to remain 100 per cent anonymous, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”