A MAN wanted in connection with a historic serious sexual assault could be in Bradford.

Lancashire Police have released an appeal to find Badr Hjaji, 29, as part of an investigation into a serious sexual assault in the Blackburn area.

The force launched an inquiry following a report that a woman was sexually assaulted in December 2017.

But so far police have been unable to locate Mr Hjaji, who they would like to speak to in relation to the investigation.

Detectives believe the 29-year-old is in the Bradford/Leeds area.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of slight build.

He has short black hair, brown eyes and a full black beard.

DS Steve Craig, of Lancashire East CID, said: “We urgently need to speak to Badr in connection with our investigation.

"I would encourage anyone who knows of his whereabouts - or Badr himself – to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should ring police on 101.

You should quote log number: 1458 of January 24, 2019. 

For immediate sightings, you should call 999.