Detectives are appealing for information about a man who failed to show up in court.

Essex Police say officers are searching for Yasir Ahmed, 20, who is from Braintree, after he failed to appear in court.

Ahmed is described as being 6ft 1in tall, of slim build and has short dark hair.

He is said to have links to Halstead, Chelmsford, Sudbury, London and Birmingham.

Anyone with information about Ahmed's whereabouts is asked to call Braintree CID on 101.

If you prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit information on their website.