POLICE have issued an urgent appeal to trace a wanted Uffculme man who the public should not approach.

Devon and Cornwall Police have urged anybody who sees Jake Beaumont, 32, to call 999 immediately.

Beaumont is wanted as part of an investigation into assault and making threats to kill. He also has links to Taunton.

The police said in a short statement: “Enquiries have been made by police to locate him and officers are now appealing to the public for information on his whereabouts.

“Beaumont is described as white, 6ft 1in tall and of stocky build. He has dark hair, a distinctive neck tattoo and a scar on the left hand side of his face.

“Anyone who sees Beaumont is asked not to approach him but to call police on 999, quoting reference 50240081651.”

You can pass on information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.