A domestic abuser on the run is believed to be working on building sites in Waltham Forest.

Sussex Police has launched a manhunt for 38-year-old Andrew Anderson.

In December last year, Anderson found guilty of seven offences relating to domestic abuse and harassment against two victims despite failing to show up to court.

Detective Inspector Jon Gillings said: "Recent information suggests that Anderson may have been in London.

"We believe he may still be in the Waltham Forest area of East London, particularly Leytonstone, working on building sites there or elsewhere in London.

Anderson is described as white, 5'9" and of medium build. He was last known to have been living in Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill.

DI Gillings added: “We also want to interview him about allegations of further similar harassment offences against one of the women and against two other women, since his conviction.

“We are also still making active enquiries across East Sussex. If you see Anderson or know where he is please contact us right away by calling 101 or 999, quoting serial 474 of 15/11.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

On December 16, Lewis Crown Court convicted Anderson in his absence of harassment, witness intimidation and breach of a court Non-Molestation Order in relation to one woman, and of harassment and two offences of witness intimidation in relation to a second woman.

Sentencing is still due to take place on 31 January.