POLICE in Bolton have released the image of a wanted man in connection with a serious assault.

Yakub Thompson, 26, is currently wanted after failing to attend court for a serious assault in Bolton that occurred in October 2018. An arrest warrant for has been issued for the serious assault.

The hunt is part of Operation Sceptre — a police campaign to drive down knife crime by targeting those who carry and use knives, as well as the supply, access and importation of weapons.

If there have been any sightings or you have any information, contact the police on 101. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.