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Police track child sex attacker from Bolton

Brian Yates
Image caption Brian Yates' capture by police is "imperative"

A man is being hunted by police in Bolton in connection with a series of sexual assaults on a child.

Brian Yates, 51, is alleged to have carried out sexual assaults on a young girl in Breightmet, Bolton, between January 2006 and March 2010.

Police said they believe he poses a risk to young children and have asked for the public's help to find him.

Bank records suggest that Mr Yates has been in Altrincham, Warrington, Crewe and Buxton, police said.

Det Con Mike Mather, of Bolton CID, said: "We want people to take a good look at Yates' picture and tell us if they have seen him.

"We don't want people to approach him directly but call 999 if you see him, saying you have seen a person who is wanted by police.

"He is not considered to be dangerous to the general public but, as he has posed a risk to young children in the past, it is imperative we bring him in as soon as possible."

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