WARRANTS have been issued for the arrests of two Bournemouth men who are alleged to have breached the terms of the Sexual Offences Act.

Andrew Berry, 59 and of Christchurch Road, and Matthew Gerson, 35 and of Malvern Road, were due to appear at Poole Magistrates' Court on Tuesday for preliminary hearings.

Neither of the defendants appeared and warrants were issued.

Berry is charged with breaching a sexual harm prevention order on September 17 by failing to notify an offender manager that he had acquired an internet-enabled device, namely a PS4, within three days.

Gerson is charged with failing to comply with the requirements of the sex offender register by failing to notify police of a change of address within the specified time period.

A third man, 32-year-old Mark Cartwright of Shepherds Way, Bournemouth, appeared before magistrates on the same day to admit failing to comply with the requirements of the register. Prosecutors said Cartwright failed to register foreign travel seven days before leaving Bournemouth Airport.

He was committed to Bournemouth Crown Court for a sentencing hearing on January 4.