Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who failed to appear in court to answer charges of 14 counts of burglary.

Peter Clark, 52, formerly of Millstreet Flats, Falkirk, is known to Berkshire and Oxfordshire and travels by train, Thames Valley Police said.

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He was due to appear at Oxford Crown Court but did not attend.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, slim, short/shaved receding fair hair, blue eyes and talks with a Scottish accent.

On his left arm he has tattoos of a heart and “Mum and Dad”, an arrow, a Union Jack and “Scotland the brave”, and “Ulster”.

On his right arm he has tattoos saying “Mum”, “In loving memory of Paul” with a flower, “Rangers” and a Swallow.

Designated investigator Chris Leech, based at Abingdon police station, said: “We are appealing for the public’s help in tracing Peter.

“If any members of the public know where he is or if they see him, please do not approach him but contact Thames Valley Police on 999 quoting reference 43190143509.”

“If you do not wish to speak to the police but have information you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”