DETECTIVES are searching for Lee Simpson, who has been charged with burglary.

Simpson, 33, failed to attend York Crown Court on Monday (JUN 30), over a break-in at York Working Men's Club in Bootham Crescent in May.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said Simpson was also wanted in connection with a burglary at a property in Upper Newborough Street earlier this month.

Simpson is white, about 6ft 1in tall, with a medium build and short brown hair, and is believed to be in the Clifton area of York.

Detective Sergeant Lee Boyeson, of York Priority Crime Team, said: "Lee, if you see or hear this appeal, I urge you to hand yourself in straight away. You are not doing yourself any favours by remaining at large and you are only delaying the inevitable. We will keep looking and it is only a matter of time before we catch up with you and put you back before the court.

"We have already visited a number of addresses in the Clifton area, and will keep doing so until we find Simpson or he hands himself in. I am urging anyone who sees Simpson or knows where he is to get in touch with the police immediately."

Anyone who has seen Lee Simpson or knows his whereabouts should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.