POLICE are searching for a 24-year-old who failed to appear at two separate courts for two offences.

Lee Hayes, who is believed to be in the York area and has links to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, is wanted after failing to appear at York Crown Court in relation to an offence of criminal damage.

Hayes is also wanted for the failure to attend Liverpool Crown Court in relation to the theft of a motor vehicle.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Anyone who has seen Hayes or who has any information in relation to his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

"Dial 101, press two and ask to speak to DI Michelle Falkingham or email michelle.falkingham@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk - Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 08005-55111.