A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a missing military veteran after she was convicted of several offences at Poole Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Lee Baker, who has recently transitioned and identifies as a woman, had faced trial for three counts of breaching a restraining order and stalking. The defendant, who now goes by the name Tiffany Aching, was convicted of two breaches of the order and the stalking offence. The offences happened in Bournemouth between July 2017 and September of this year.

She did not attend the trial and a warrant was issued.

Police in Leicestershire have been searching for Baker, 47, since Friday, November 23 when she was reported missing.

The defendant, of Pymm Ley Lane in Leicester, hasn't been seen since the weekend of November 16 and 17.

Baker is 6ft 2ins tall and of a big build. She has brown eyes and dark red hair. Both of her ears are pierced and she usually wears earrings.

A spokesperson from Leicester police said: "Although Tiffany identifies as a woman she may be presenting as a man and wearing men’s clothing, including a black baseball cap.

"During the past week officers have been carrying out enquires to try and find Tiffany.

"On the morning of November 23 she was captured on CCTV in Barnstaple. Around 7pm the same day, her car, a white Vauxhall Corsa, is known to have been heading along the A370 from Weston-Super-Mare towards Bristol.

"It is believed on Sunday, November 25 she was in the area of central Bristol and Portishead.

"There have been no further sightings of Tiffany since this time and police, family and friends are very concerned for her welfare."