POLICE have appealed for help to trace a man who bailed on a court date.

Officers would like to speak to John Adams after he failed to appear at court on April 13, when he was due to face assault charges.

The 36-year old has links to Peterlee, Durham City, Bishop Auckland and Chester-le-Street.

Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact Durham Police's East Durham Intel on 101.