Former prisoner wanted over 'serious assaults' in Barnsley

Police in Barnsley are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted over a number of serious assaults.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:38 pm

Michael Pearson is wanted in connection the assaults which were committed on April 18 and 21 in Wombwell near Barnsley.

Officers searching for the 37-year-old say he is also wanted on recall to prison.

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Michael Pearson.

Michael Pearson is described as being white, 5ft 8ins tall, and of a stocky build with brown hair.

Anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is should not approach him but instead report sightings and information to police on 101, quoting incident number 1097 of 18 April 2021.

Alternatively, you can give information to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website – – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency, always call 999.

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