POLICE have launched an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a wanted man with links across the area.

Dale Poppleton is wanted in connection with a serious offence.

The 41-year-old is said to have connections across the north of England, according to West Yorkshire Police.

Poppleton, of Bradford, is described as a white male, medium build and 6ft1 tall. He is very distinctive due to the fact that he has half an ear on his right side. 

He is thought to have connections to not only the Bradford area, but the north of England. He was last seen in east Yorkshire.

Extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate Poppleton, but he is deliberately evading police, the force says.

Anyone who sees Poppleton is asked to not approach him and to call police immediately on 999 or 101, quoting crime reference 13230018345.

Information can also be given via westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.