Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea and Higbridge area are being asked to look out for a burglar on the run.

Police have issued an appeal for help to trace John McCann, a convicted distraction burglar and rogue trader.

McCann, 43, was released from HMP Guys Marsh on January 15th and is now wanted by Thames Valley Police to be recalled to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

“We also want to speak to Mr McCann as we believe he can assist us with enquiries in relation to a number of burglaries and incidents in South Gloucestershire, Weston-Super-Mare and Sedgemoor,” said a police spokesman.

“We believe he is living somewhere in Somerset and we want to hear from anyone who recognises him or knows of his whereabouts. Please call us on 101, quoting reference number 5216096988.”