Detectives have asked for help finding a Portuguese man accused of assaulting a woman with a broom before strangling her last June.

Omar Dos Reis, 25, is wanted for assault and malicious communications after he allegedly went on to make threats to the victim, who he knew.

The appeal was released by the Met’s South East BCU’s Safeguarding team, covering Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.

Two images of the police suspect have been released.

Detective Sergeant Sam Bennett said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may know the whereabouts of Dos Reis or may recognise him and know where he has gone.

"He is a Portuguese national; both his ears are pierced and he has cropped black hair. He also has two black star tattoos on his collarbone and is approximately 5ft 5ins tall.

"I’m sure that someone will recognise this picture of Dos Reis.

"If you do recognise him or know of his whereabouts, please call police immediately on 999 and quote CAD 7246/25Jun18. Alternatively please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."