POLICE are hunting a man who they say has been bombarding a woman with text messages.

Barry Bevan, aged 47, of Aston Avenue, Manchester, was charged with harassing Susan Butler by allegedly going to her Whitefield home and phoning her over a six-day period in March.

Mr Bevan was due to appear before Bury magistrates in early April, but did not show and the court issued a warrant for his arrest.

A Bury Police spokesman said: "Since then, the victim has received in excess of 50 text messages and 60 phone calls, all of which constitute harassment.

"Mr Bevan is now believed to be living a vagrant lifestyle in the Manchester city centre and Whitefield areas."

With information about Mr Bevan, call police on 0161 856 8204.