POLICE are appealing to people in North Wales and Cheshire to help them find wanted man John Hartless.

Police in Ormskirk want to speak to him in connection with a sexual assault investigation.

Hartless, 73, of Waresley Crescent, Liverpool, is wanted by police after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at an address in Skelmersdale in February.

Hartless is described as white, 6ft tall, of heavy build with grey hair. He has limited mobility.

He has links to the Dorset, Sussex, Hampshire, Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire areas.

Det Con Michael Feeley, of Ormskirk Police, said: “Hartless is wanted in connection with a serious offence and we would appeal to anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

“I would also urge Hartless, if he sees this appeal, to come forward and speak to police immediately.”

If you know where he is, call 101 immediately.