THE hunt for a man who failed to appear at court to answer fraud charges has gone nationwide.

Alexander Igholdolo, 36, holds dual Nigerian and Italian citizenship and hsa an address in Markham Street, York.

He was due to appear before magistrates in Harrogate on Thursday, January 7, over money laundering and fraud offences totalling £42,000.

North Yorkshire Police said Ighodalo also has links to the Manchester area and the security industry, and officers believe he may be working as a security guard.

He was among the wanted people mentioned on BBC's Crimewatch on Monday, and police still want to speak to anyone who knows of his current whereabouts.

Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police's incident room on 01904 618681 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12150204645.