POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a man after he failed to appear at court.

Richard Thacker, 41, has been accused of two charges of drug driving, say police. 

He was due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court but failed to attend. 

Darlington Police have issued an appeal for the public in trying to trace him.

Anyone with infomation is asked to contact Durham Police by calling 101. 

Alternatively you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.