POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with alleged shoplifting offences in Durham.

Officers are searching for Grant Royal, aged 42, and are seeking information about his whereabouts.

Sergeant Craig Rudd said: “Mr Royal knows police want to speak to him and is continuing to evade officers.”

Anyone who recognises Mr Royal or has any information on his whereabouts should call Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.