Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Darren Southon.

A warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old’s arrest in relation to assault, resisting an emergency services worker and failing to appear at court.

Southon is described as Maori in appearance, with a solid build and a tattoo on his right forearm.

He is known to frequent the Werribee, Tarneit, Williams Landing and Sunshine areas.

Police have released an image of Southon in the hope someone can provide information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.