Police are appealing for help to locate a wanted man on the run in NSW, however have warned the public not to approach him.
Alan Deighton (aka Cooper), is wanted by virtue of an outstanding arrest warrant relating to assault and detain for advantage.
Police say the 44-year-old is known to frequent the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Sydney areas.
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He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 172cm tall, of medium build, with red/blonde hair.
Anyone who sees Mr Deighton or knows his whereabouts, have been urged not to approach him, but to contact Triple Zero immediately.