POLICE have warned the public not to approach a man they want to speak to in connection with a case of false imprisonment and serious assaults.

Gordon Maddocks, 60, has links with Weston-super-Mare, Bristol and Cornwall. He may be using buses to travel around.

The alleged offences occurred in Bristol earlier this month.

Maddocks is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build, with receding black/greying hair in a ponytail and a grey pointed goatee beard.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "If you see him, please don’t approach him, but call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5219083017.

"If you have seen him since April 16, or have any other information which could help, please call 101 and provide the same reference number."