POLICE investigating a serious assault have released an image of a man they wish to speak to – and rewards of up to £1,000 are being offered for information.

Officers from Hampshire Police believe Henry Thomas Henderson, 51, of Downsview in Sandown, may have travelled to Wilmslow in February.

At some point between 11.30pm and midnight on November 22, 2016, a 51-year-old man was allegedly assaulted in Newport Street, Ryde, in the Isle of Wight.

He was treated for injuries to his face and leg and was later released from hospital.

Hampshire Police wants to speak to Mr Henderson for questioning in relation to the assault, and the force has released a CCTV image of a man it believes to be Mr Henderson in Wilmslow.

Crimestoppers is also offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and charge as part of the investigation.

Mr Henderson is described as being white and 5ft 11ins tall, with slim build, short straight dark brown hair and a Scottish accent.

Officers believe he may have now left the UK, and police are applying for a European arrest warrant as part of their efforts to locate him.

Det Ch Insp Nick Heelan, from Hampshire Police, said: “Henderson has been featured on the Crimestoppers website to assist our enquiries.

“The charity offers a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charge in relation to its ‘most wanted’ appeals.

“I have decided to renew our appeal and release this CCTV image, as we need to speak to Mr Henderson as a matter of urgency.

“Incidents like this are very rare on the Isle of Wight and this is clearly a high priority for the investigations team on the island.

“I need the public’s help to locate Mr Henderson, so if you know anything that may assist us in our search please make contact in confidence by calling 101.”

Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to call 101, quoting reference ‘44160441486’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.