A SEARCH has been launched for a man wanted for offences including assaults, criminal damage, and harassment.

Police are appealing to the public for information and say that Stephen McCarthy, 37, is most likely in the Shirley area of Southampton.

He is described as being white, five feet 10 inches tall, of medium build, and has brown hair.

He has missing front teeth and a tribal tattoo from his chest to the bottom of his neck.

Anyone who has seen him is asked not to approach him and to call 101 quoting reference 44200241190, or 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.