POLICE have released an image of a man with links to St Helens that they are searching for.

On Monday, July 17, Merseyside Police announced that they were searching for the whereabouts of Paul Watson, who is wanted on recall to prison for breach of his license conditions.

The 45-year-old, from Liverpool, is reported to have breached his license conditions following his release from prison after serving a sentence for assault.

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With links to St Helens, Wigan, and Birmingham, Watson is described as around 5ft 10in tall, medium build, blue eyes and short hair. He also has a scar above his right eye.

He has a number of tattoos. He has a tribal tattoo on the left side of his neck, an animal symbol on his left arm and cross symbols on his forearm.

He also has a grim reaper tattoo on his left upper arm and a Lancashire rose and Union Jack. He also has a flower tattoo on his right arm.

Police urge those with information on Watson's whereabouts to contact them on Twitter at @MerpolSthSefton or on Facebook at ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101, with reference 23000628883.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here