A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of a man who failed to show up for a court date.
Scott Duncan was due at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday to answer a charge of shop theft.
The 20-year-old, of Longstaff Gardens in Simonside, South Shields, is accused of stealing £15 worth of food from Sainsbury’s in South Shields on Sunday, March 9. He is yet to enter pleas.
Magistrates agreed to issue a warrant without bail for his arrest after he failed to attend the hearing.