A REGISTERED sex offender who has failed to tell police where he is living is being hunted in Somerset.

Lee Whitting, pictured, is wanted in connection with a serious assault and police believe he is in the county, possibly in Taunton, Burnham or Highbridge.

He is 5ft 9in, of a slim build, with receding dark brown hair and a beard. Police have described his appearance as 'unkempt'.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call DC Andrew Daw at Taunton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.