WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Baines, of Hyde, Greater Manchester.

Baines, 46, was scheduled to appear at Swindon Crown Court on August 30 on several charges of fraud by false representation but failed to attend the hearing. A warrant has therefore issued for his arrest.

The charges relate to a period when he was running Mr Woodz, in the Brunel Centre.

He is described as a white male, approximately 6ft tall, of a heavy build with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Baines is asked to contact Clive Reed in the Fraud Unit at Gablecross Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information may be left anonymously if preferred.