Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man wanted in connection with a violent assault.

Liam Cowan, 30, of no fixed address, is wanted for questioning after the incident in Charlton on December 30.

He has links to Croydon and Greenwich and is believed to be a labourer, possibly in the Eltham area.

He has dark hair, is of slim muscular build, and he may have grown a beard in the months since the incident.

He is from the north east of England, and speaks with a Newcastle accent.

Detective Constable Matthew Wain said: “Our efforts to find Mr Cowan have so far been unsuccessful, and we need information from the public to help locate him.

"If you have seen Mr Cowan, we would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“We will treat any information provided in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 199/30DEC18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.