Hampshire police are hunting Rupert James who is wanted for a recall to prison.

James has links to Basingstoke and Aldershot, but also over the county border in Ash, Surrey.

Officers say they have carried out extensive enquiries to locate the 51-year-old, who has breached his licence, but are now turning to the public for help in finding him.

The force has warned anyone found harbouring James to 'deliberately obstruct' their attempts to locate him may also be liable for arrest.

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A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "Can you help us find wanted man Rupert James, 51, from Basingstoke?

"He is described as being white, 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build.

"If you have seen him, or know where he is, please do not approach him, but call us on 999, quoting 44210400474.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"We would like to remind people that anyone found to be harbouring James to deliberately obstruct our attempts to locate him may be committing an offence and be liable for arrest themselves."

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