Officers investigating a serious assault on the Isle of Wight are releasing an image of a man that they would like to speak to in relation to their enquiries.
In addition Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and charge as part of this investigation.
At some point between 11.30pm and midnight on Tuesday 22 November 2016, a 51-year-old man was assaulted on Newport Street, Ryde. He was treated for injuries to his face and leg and was later released from hospital.
Henry Thomas Henderson, aged 51, of Downsview in Sandown is being sought by officers for questioning in relation to this assault. We believe he may have left the local area and that he may have travelled to Wilmslow in Cheshire in February 2017.
Henderson may have now left the UK and we are applying for a European arrest warrant as part of their efforts to locate him.
Henderson is described as:
· 5ft 11ins tall.
· Short straight dark brown hair.
· Slim build
· Scottish accent
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan said: “Henderson has been featured on the Crimestoppers website to assist our enquiries. The charity offers a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charge in relation to its ‘Most Wanted’ appeals.
“I have decided to renew our appeal and release this CCTV image, as we need to speak to Mr Henderson as a matter of urgency.
“Incidents like this are very rare on the Isle of Wight and this is clearly a high priority for the investigations team on the Island. I need the public’s help to locate Mr Henderson, so if you know anything that may assist us in our search please make contact in confidence by calling 101”.
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44160441486', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously