A wanted man has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and is believed to be on the run in Christchurch.

Michael Raymond Norton is wanted for arrest for burglary and the unlawful taking of vehicles.

Police also wish to speak to Norton regarding a number of other incidences in the region.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Christchurch Central Police on 03 363 7400.

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Alternatively information may be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.