Police plea to find missing sex offender in Somerset
Police are searching for a registered sex offender who they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault.
Lee Whitting has failed to provide police with information about where he is living, officers said.
They believe Whitting may be in the Taunton, Burnham or Highbridge areas of Somerset.
"Lee Whitting is a registered sex offender who has also failed to provide police with information about where he is living," said Avon and Somerset Police in a statement.
"Meticulous enquiries have been carried out, but we have be unable to locate Whitting, however we believe that he may be in the Somerset East and West areas - specifically in Taunton, Burnham and Highbridge.
"He is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall of a slim build, with dark brown hair that is receding, and a beard. He looks unkempt."
Police are urging anyone who sees Whitting, or knows of his whereabouts, to call DC Andrew Daw on 101.