Police and Crimestoppers are offering a reward of £2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Henry Thomas Henderson who is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Ryde in 2016.

Hampshire Constabulary has said the attack happened on Newport Street between 11.30pm and midnight on Tuesday 22 November 2016, when a 51 year-old man was assaulted. He was admitted to hospital for injuries to his face and leg, and later released following treatment.

Police want to speak to Henry Thomas Henderson

Mr Henderson, 51, from Downsview in Sandown, is described as white and 5ft 11 inches tall. He has a slim build, a Scottish accent, and is believed to have short, straight dark brown hair.

It is believed that Henderson left the local area following the assault and travelled to Wilmslow, Cheshire in February 2017. Recent intelligence suggests that he may have now left the UK and a European Arrest Warrant has been applied for as part of efforts to locate him.

Annabelle Goodenough, South Eastern Regional Manager at Crimestoppers, said:

“This attack has shocked the Isle of Wight community and left the victim requiring hospital treatment for his injuries. Everyone has a right to feel safe from crime and this type of assault is very distressing.

“Someone will know where Henry Henderson is and if that’s you, we urge you to contact our charity and tell us what you know. You will remain 100% anonymous. Always. Please help keep our community safe. Nobody will ever know you spoke to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org