Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a woman then fled on foot last night.

Karl Brown, 29, is alleged to have run away from police after assaulting a woman in Albany.

The woman, who was known to Brown, was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

She has since been discharged, however Brown is yet to be found.

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Police said they want to speak to Brown about this incident and other family violence and driving matters.

Anyone with information about Brown's whereabouts should phone 111 immediately.