A MAN who failed to appear at a court hearing in Hertfordshire is thought to be in either Chelmsford or Southend.

Garry Pike, 38, was due to appear at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on December 30 to face a charge of fraud by false representation.

However he failed to show up and is now wanted by police.

His last known address was in Chelmsford although officers hunting him believe Pike could also be in Southend as he has friends living there.

Anyone who believes they have seen Pike should contact Hertfordshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.