Police are searching for a man who has been charged with assault after he failed to appear at court.

Thomas Cochran, 26, uses a number of aliases and dates of birth and his last known address was in Grays. 

He has cropped brown hair and is 5ft 9ins tall. 

He has links to Thurrock, Dunmow and north London. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Pc Jon Kemp at Grays local policing team on 101. 

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org