POLICE have released a photo of a man wanted for failing to make a court appearance.

Yakub Thompson is wanted by officers for not attending court after a serious assault which happened in Bolton in October last year.

The 26-year-old is the second person to be named as part of GMP's Operation Sceptre initiative, which sees the police cracking down on knife crime and violent assaults.

Anyone who spots Mr Thompson or has information about his whereabouts should contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.