A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of a Worcester man who failed to appear at the city's crown court on Tuesday.

Jacob Telford, aged 20, of Maple Avenue, had been due to stand trial on three charges of burglary, at premises in Fish Street, Sansome Mews and the Arboretum, which he had pleaded not guilty to at a hearing earlier this month.

At the same hearing, he had admitted to a burglary at the Great Western Hotel, in Shrub Hill Road, three counts of fraud and a theft from the Costcutter shop in Warndon.