POLICE are appealing for information to help trace a man who is wanted for failing to attend court.

Officers are seeking information on the whereabouts of Ryan Etchells, 21, from Wakefield.

He is wanted after failing to appear before magistrates in Leeds on June 4 in connection with a criminal damage offence.

Despite extensive enquiries and checks on a number of addresses, officers have been unable to locate him.

He is described as around 6ft tall, medium build with a pale complexion and short, brown hair.

He is known in the Ossett, Horbury and Wakefield city centre areas.

Anyone who knows his current whereabouts or who may have information that could assist in tracing him is asked to contact the Catch and Convict Team on 101 or use the live chat facility at westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting crime reference 13210277529.

Or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.